The Robin Scott-Smith Collection of Medals to Casualties

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Date of Auction: 17th July 2019

Sold for £1,400

Estimate: £1,600 - £2,000

The Peninsula War Medal awarded to Private Patrick Frane, 88th Foot, who ‘lost an arm from the shoulder at Busaco’

Military General Service 1793-1814, 2 clasps, Talavera, Busaco (Patk. Frane, 88th Foot.) nearly very fine £1,600-£2,000

Footnote

Provenance: Glendining’s, March 1927 and July 1959.

Patrick Frane (Frean) was a labourer from County Roscommon, Ireland. He was admitted to a pension, aged 29, having ‘lost an arm from the shoulder at Busaco’.