Orders, Decorations and Medals (29 November 1996)

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Date of Auction: 29th November 1996

Sold for £250

Estimate: £220 - £240

Military General Service 1793-1814, 1 clasp, Toulouse (W. Nanson, 74th Foot) edge bruise and contact marks, nearly very fine


The 74th Foot were heavily engaged at Toulouse; initially in a successful advance of 3 miles in which the enemy was put to flight, and later in a doomed attempt to storm a strongly held French position. In this attack, ordered by Sir Thomas Picton, the regiment suffered 150 killed and wounded from an initial strength of 350.