Orders, Decorations, Medals and Militaria (2 April 2004)

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Date of Auction: 2nd April 2004

Sold for £2,000

Estimate: £1,200 - £1,500

Military General Service 1793-1814, 1 clasp, Sahagun & Benevente (W. Bartley, Serjt. 10th Hussars) good very fine £1200-1500


William Bartley enlisted into the 10th Hussars on 12 June 1792, being promoted to Corporal on 5 November 1794 and reduced to Private again on 14 September 1795. Seeing service at various stations around the country, Bartley was again promoted to Corporal on 25 August 1804 and to Sergeant on 6 April 1807. He took part in the expedition to Spain under Sir John Moore in 1808-09, and was present in Captain Darby’s Troop at the battles of Sahagun and Benevente. The 10th Hussars distinguished themselves at the latter action and in several minor affairs on the retreat to Corunna. On his return to England in 1809, Bartley obtained his discharge by finding two substitutes to take his place and left the service on 20 July 1809 having served 17 years and one month. Sold with research.