The John Chidzey Collection

Date of Auction: 28th March 2012

Sold for £13,000

Estimate: £4,000 - £5,000

A fine Peninsula War medal awarded to Private Hugh Tucker, 40th Foot, who was wounded above the eye at Badajoz and in the arm at Vittoria, and also served in South and North America and at Waterloo

Military General Service 1793-1814, 11 clasps, Vimiera, Talavera, Busaco, Ciudad Rodrigo, Badajoz, Salamanca, Vittoria, Pyrenees, St. Sebastian, Orthes, Toulouse (H. Tucker, 40th Foot) edge bruising, otherwise good very fine £4000-5000


One of thirteen 11-clasp medals to the 40th Foot and one of only eight St Sebastian clasps to this regiment.

Hugh Tucker was born at Torrington, Devon, and enlisted into the 40th Foot at Exeter on 25 September 1804, aged 24, for unlimited service. He served in ‘South America, Peninsula, North America and at Waterloo, and was wounded above the right eye at Badajoz on the 10th of May 1812 and in the right arm at Waterloo.’ He was discharged at Rochdale on 6 December 1820. Sold with copied discharge papers.