The Collection of Medals formed by Dr A W Stott (25 March 1997)

Date of Auction: 25th March 1997

Sold for £310

Estimate: £300 - £350

Military General Service 1793-1814, 3 clasps, Maida, Vittoria, Pyrenees (James Barry, 20th Foot) brooch marks to obverse, suspension and clasps re-fixed, otherwise nearly very fine


James Barry was born in St James, Suffolk, and was a cordwainer before enlisting in the 20th Foot. He was severely wounded by a gunshot during the actions in the Pyrenees resulting in the amputation of his right arm above the elbow. He was discharged to Chelsea Hospital as a Pensioner as a result of his disability on 7 September 1814. Another medal named to James Barry is held in the Regimental Museum at Bury, Lancashire.