A Collection of Medals to the 60th Rifles and King’s Royal Rifle Corps
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Date of Auction: 19th March 2008
Sold for £3,700
Estimate: £1,800 - £2,200
FootnoteOnly 2 officers and 8 other ranks of the 2nd 60th Foot received the M.G.S. Medal.
Joseph Peters was born in Germany on 18 March 1790. A Shoemaker by occupation, he attested in No.1 Company 2nd Battalion 60th Foot on 4 November 1809. As a Serjeant he was discharged from the regiment in Barbados on 17 May 1817.
Sold with a number of original documents, including: recipient’s pay book; recipient’s discharge certificate; an associated note dated 13 May 1817 and signed by Lieutenant Adair, 2nd Battalion 60th Rifles; certificate confirming the award of the medal, dated 7 December 1849; Guild of Artisan’s Certificate to ‘Johann Theodor Peters, dated 9 September 1852; a letter (?) dated, 1 January 1857 - all showing signs of age but rare survivals from this time.