The Robin Scott-Smith Collection of Medals to Casualties

Date of Auction: 17th July 2019

Sold for £2,000

Estimate: £2,000 - £2,400

The Peninsula War Medal awarded to Private George Glover, 61st Foot, who was wounded at Talavera and in the knee at Toulouse

Military General Service 1793-1814, 6 clasps, Talavera, Pyrenees, Nivelle, Nive, Orthes, Toulouse (Geo. Glover, 61st Foot) good very fine £2,000-£2,400


Provenance: Glendining’s, November 1907.

George Glover was born in the Parish of Ovingham, Northumberland, and enlisted into the 61st Foot on 4 August 1806, aged 23, a shoemaker by trade. The muster rolls for 25 July to 25 September, 1809, record him as having been wounded at Talavera. He was discharged at Dundalk on 16 October 1814, in consequence of a ‘wound in the knee received at the battle of Toulouse in France, 10 April 1814.’

Sold with copied discharge papers.