Orders, Decorations, Medals and Militaria (23 June 2021)

Date of Auction: 23rd June 2021

Sold for £3,000

Estimate: £2,800 - £3,200

Military General Service 1793-1814, 8 clasps, Vimiera, Corunna, Salamanca, Vittoria, Pyrenees, Nivelle, Nive, Toulouse (E. Lawrence, Drumr. 5th Foot) minor edge bruise, better than good very fine £2,800-£3,200


Provenance: Cheylesmore Collection, 1930; Leyland Robinson Collection 1952; Elson Collection 1963.

Edward Lawrence was born at Coggishall, Essex, in c.1787 and attested for the 5th Foot at Colchester on 28 April 1805, aged 18 years. He served a total of 18 years and 155 days including service in Portugal, Spain, France, and the West Indies. He was discharged at St. Vincent, West Indies, on 29 September 1823, in consequence of ‘labouring under chronic rheumatism and general debility contracted in this climate’, and died at Great Coggishall, Essex, on 15 October 1869.

Sold with copied service papers.