The Collection of Medals Formed By Dr A W Stott

Date of Auction: 25th March 1997

Sold for £750

Estimate: £500 - £600

Military General Service 1793-1814, 3 clasps, Maida, Vimiera, Corunna (R. Rawson, Lieut. 20th Foot) small edge bruise, otherwise nearly extremely fine

Footnote

Foster and Mullen show last clasp only but the official War Office officer’s list confirms all three clasps.

Richard Rawson first appears on the Muster Rolls for March 1805 as an Ensign in Captain John Colbourne’s (later Lord Seaton) Company when the regiment was stationed in Malta. He transferred to Captain Rose’s Company in January 1806 and was promoted to Lieutenant on 7 August 1806, shortly after the Battle of Maida.