The Robin Scott-Smith Collection of Medals to Casualties

Date of Auction: 17th July 2019

Sold for £2,000

Estimate: £1,600 - £2,000

The Peninsula War Medal awarded to Private William Mattox, 28th Foot, who was wounded at Barrosa and twice at Vittoria

Military General Service 1793-1814, 3 clasps, Barrosa, Vittoria, Pyrenees (W. Mattox, 28th Foot.) edge bruising, otherwise very fine £1,600-£2,000


Provenance: Spink, July 1946.

William Mattox was was born in the Parish of Beer, Devon, and enlisted into the 28th Foot at Plymouth on 2 September 1803, aged 23, for ‘Life’. He was discharged on 5 February 1822, in consequence of chronic hepatitis and general bad health, and ‘was wounded when in action at Barrosa, 5 March 1811, in the left hand, also at Vittoria, 21 June 1913, in right knee and left side.’

Sold with copied discharge papers.