The Jack Webb Collection of Medals and Militaria

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Date of Auction: 20th August 2020

Sold for £4,200

Estimate: £2,000 - £2,600

Pair: Private Andrew Hanley, 40th Foot, who was severely wounded at the storming of Badajoz and slightly wounded at the siege of Ciudad Rodrigo

Military General Service 1793-1814, 8 clasps, Talavera, Busaco, Vittoria, Pyrenees, Nivelle, Nive, Orthes, Toulouse (Andrew Hanly, 40th Foot.); Waterloo 1815 (Andrew Hanley, 1st Batt. 40th Reg. Foot.) fitted with contemporary replacement silver clip and silver bar suspension inscribed ‘Peninsula’ as often found to this regiment, attempted erasure of name on Waterloo medal but fully legible, edge bruising and contact marks, therefore good fine, the first very fine (2) £2,000-£2,600

Footnote

Provenance: Spink’s list 1886; Colonel Fowler Collection, Glendining’s, September 1919, with ‘Talavera’ clasp in addition to those shown on the medal roll. It seems strange that he either did not claim or was not allowed the clasps for the two actions in which he was wounded

Andrew Hanly/Hanley was born in the Parish of Killowen, County Roscommon, and enlisted for the 40th Foot at Kilkenny on 30 October 1807, aged 20, for unlimited service. ‘He served in the Peninsula, North America and at Waterloo; was severely wounded in the left hip at the Storming of Badajoz and slightly in the left hand at the Siege of Rodrigo; he suffers much from rheumatism.’ He was discharged at Chatham on 15 June 1824, ‘in consequence of constant uneasiness in the site of a gun shot wound, and chronic rheumatism. Severely wounded hip & hand at Badajoz & Rodrigo.’ He fought in Captain G. Morrow’s Company at Waterloo. Sold with copied discharge papers.