Orders, Decorations, Medals and Militaria (6 July 2004)

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Date of Auction: 6th July 2004

Sold for £2,200

Estimate: £1,600 - £1,800

Military General Service 1793-1814, 4 clasps, Sahagun & Benevente, Vittoria, Orthes, Toulouse (Thomas Smith, 10th Hussars) with original ribbon and named card box of issue, nearly extremely fine £1600-1800


Thomas Smith was born at Doginfield, near Odiham, Hampshire, circa 1777. He served in the Hants Fencible Cavalry from November 1794 until July 1796, when he enlisted into the 10th Hussars. He was discharged at Brighton Barracks on 9 September 1814, due to ‘suffering from rheumatism contracted during the retreat in Spain in the years 1808 & 1809.’ Sold with copy discharge papers and other research.