Peninsula War Medals from the Collection of the late A.L.T. Mullen

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Date of Auction: 29th June 2006

Sold for £6,800

Estimate: £2,500 - £3,000

Military General Service 1793-1814, 10 clasps, Martinique, Albuhera, Ciudad Rodrigo, Badajoz, Salamanca, Vittoria, Pyrenees, Nivelle, Orthes, Toulouse (John Roberts, 23rd Foot) edge bruising, very fine £2500-3000


John Roberts was born in the Parish of Ruthin, Denbighshire. A Miller by trade, he enlisted into the 23rd Foot at Denbigh on 1 April 1807, aged 25 years. He served with the regiment in the West Indies and thence in Portugal and Spain, being wounded at the siege of Badajoz. He served in the Waterloo Campaign and was discharged in November 1818 as a consquence of ‘Rheumatism and lack of power of the left arm for the last six years following a fever in Portugal’. Roberts was awarded a pension of 6d per diem, subsequently increased to 9d in October 1832. Clasps confirmed. Sold with copied discharge papers and notes.