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 £1,800

Estimate: £700 - £900

Military General Service 1793-1814, 5 clasps, Corunna, Barrosa, Vittoria, Pyrenees, Toulouse (Richd. Webber, 28th Foot) edge plugged at 6 o’clock, claw refitted, some edge bruising and contact marks, nearly very fine £700-900

Footnote

Ex Tinlin Collection 1965.

Richard Webber was born in the Parish of Latford, near Chumleigh, Devon. A Labourer by occupation and originally in the Army reserve, 8 August 1803-24 June 1804, he enlisted for ‘life’ into the 28th Foot at Formoy, Co. Cork, on 16 July 1804, aged 24 years. With the regiment he served in the Peninsular War, being severely wounded in the head at Barrosa, 5 March 1811, and slightly wounded in the right ankle during the crossing of the Nive, when in action with the enemy, 9 December 1813. Webber then served in Captain Richard Kelly’s Company, 28th Foot in the Waterloo Campaign. He was discharged on 29 September 1825 due to ‘Length of service and being worn out’. Clasps confirmed. Sold with copied discharge papers and research.