The Jack Webb Collection of Medals and Militaria

To be Sold on: 20th August 2020

Estimate: £2,800 - £3,200

Military General Service 1793-1814, 8 clasps, Busaco, Albuhera, Vittoria, Pyrenees, Nivelle, Nive, Orthes, Toulouse (D. Cope, Corporal, 57th Foot.) small erasure or test mark after naming, otherwise very fine £2,800-£3,200

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Military General Service 1793-1814, 8 clasps, Busaco, Albuhera, Vittoria, Pyrenees, Nivelle, Nive, Orthes, Toulouse (D. Cope, Corporal, 57th Foot.) small erasure or test mark after naming, otherwise very fine £2,800-£3,200
Provenance: Glendining’s, January 1927 and September 1963.

One of nine 8-clasp medals to the 57th Foot, the maximum entitlement to the regiment.

David Cope was born in the Parish of Temple, Bristol, and enlisted into the 57th Foot at Ashford, Kent, on 28 January 1804. The musters show that he was sick in General Hospital from 25-28 May 1811, the battle of Albuhera having been fought nine days beforehand. He was promoted to Corporal on 26 February 1813, and served in Upper Canada in 1814-15. He was discharged at Valenciennes on 25 March 1817, in consequence of ‘being subject to Rheumatism and being Supernumerary.’ Sold with copied discharge papers.