The Robin Scott-Smith Collection of Medals to Casualties

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Date of Auction: 17th July 2019

Sold for £1,500

Estimate: £1,600 - £2,000

The Peninsula War Medal awarded to Private Owen Grady, 28th Foot, who was severely wounded at Nivelle and had his left leg amputated

Military General Service 1793-1814, 4 clasps, Barrosa, Vittoria, Pyrenees, Nivelle (Owen Grady, 28th Foot.) minor marks, otherwise extremely fine £1,600-£2,000


Provenance: Spink, December 1976.

Owen Grady was born in the Parish of Killarney, County Kerry, and enlisted into the 28th Foot on 10 May 1805, aged 21. The muster roll for the December 1813 shows that he was ‘Sick General Hospital’. He was discharged on 24 December 1814, in consequence of ‘amputated left leg from gun shot wound at ? [hard to decipher]’.

Sold with copied discharge papers.