The Massie Collection of Medals to the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders

Date of Auction: 17th September 1999

Sold for £1,400

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,200

Military General Service 1793-1814, 8 clasps, Roleia, Vimiera, Corunna, Pyrenees, Nivelle, Nive, Orthes, Toulouse (J. McIntyre, Serjt. 91st Foot) very fine £1000-1200


John McIntyre was born in the Parish of Ardchattan, Argyllshire, circa 1779. He enlisted for the 91st Regiment at Glasgow on 2 January 1799, aged 20 years. He was promoted to Corporal in December 1802; Sergeant, may 1807; reduced to Corporal July 1816; and promoted to Sergeant again in June 1817.He served with the 91st at the Cape of Good Hope 1801-03; Expedition to Hanover 1805; Portugal and Spain 1808-09; Walcheren Expedition 1809; Spain, Portugal and France 1812-14; France 1815-18, including the battle of Waterloo, June 1815. He was wounded in the shin bone of the right foot at Pampeluna on 28 July 1813. Sergeant John McIntyre was discharged to ‘Out-Pension’ at Kilmainham on 25 July 1821. Sold with extracts from Musters and entry from Pension Register.