Medals to Trumpeters from the Collection of Roderick Cassidy

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Date of Auction: 1st December 2004

Sold for £800

Estimate: £300 - £400

Military General Service 1793-1814, 2 clasps, Egypt, Vittoria (R. Keeler, Trumpr., 12th Dgns.) refixed suspension and bent clasps, and worn overall through polishing and edge bruising, fine £300-400


Robert Keeler was born in Co. Cavan and originally enlisted underage in the 33rd Dragoons in March 1794. Transferred to the 12th Dragoons at Nottingham as a Trumpeter in April 1796, he ‘served in Egypt and the Peninsula’ and was discharged as a consequence of being ‘old and worn out’ in December 1819, aged 43 years.