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

Image 1

Click Image to Zoom

Date of Auction: 6th July 2004

Sold for £5,200

Estimate: £2,000 - £2,500

Military General Service 1793-1814, 9 clasps, Busaco, Fuentes D’Onor, Ciudad Rodrigo, Badajoz, Salamanca, Vittoria, Nivelle, Nive, Toulouse (J. Rickets, 43rd Foot) nearly extremely fine £2000-2500


Joseph Ricketts was born at Leominster, Herefordshire, in 1781. He volunteered into the 43rd Foot, from the Worcestershire Militia, at Plymouth Dock on 3 September 1807. He served with the 1st Battalion of the 43rd Foot with the Light Division throughout the campaign in the Peninsula and was discharged on 28 October 1814.

Joseph Ricketts died in January 1859 and was buried in the churchyard of St Clements, Worcester, on the 9th of that month, aged 79 years. Sold with full research including copied extracts from the regimental history for the Peninsula period.