Medals to The Gordon Highlanders and Associated Units from the Collection of A.J. Henderson

Date of Auction: 21st September 2007

Sold for £1,500

Estimate: £1,400 - £1,600

Military General Service 1793-1814, 5 clasps, Corunna, Fuentes D’Onor, Vittoria, Nivelle, Nive (Fredk. White, 92nd Foot) lightly polished, otherwise good very fine £1400-1600


Frederick White enlisted into the 92nd on 26 November 1802, and served in the United Kingdom until 24 June 1807, during which period he probably took part in the funeral of Lord Nelson, when the 92nd lined the inner circle in St Paul’s Cathedral. In June 1807 he accompanied the regiment to Denmark and was present at the battle of Kioge. In 1808 he went to Portugal and was part of the expedition under Sir John Moore, taking part in the retreat to Corunna where, after the battle fought there, the Army was evacuated to England in January 1809. He took part in abortive expedition to Walcheren later that year and returned again to the Peninsula in October 1810. He was present at Fuentes D’Onoro, Arroyo del Molinos, Almaraz, Alba de Tormes and Vittoria. He appears to have missed the battle of the Pass of Maya in the Pyrenees, but was present at Nivelle and Nive, at which latter battle he was wounded. He returned to the United Kingdom with the 92nd in June 1814 but did not accompany the regiment to Flanders in May 1815, and was discharged later that year. Sold with full muster details.