Orders, Decorations, Medals and Militaria

To be Sold on: 17th March 2021

Estimate: £1,800 - £2,200

Military General Service 1793-1814, 2 clasps, Martinique, Guadaloupe (William Eyles, 25th Foot.) two edge nicks, otherwise toned, very fine £1,800-£2,200

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Military General Service 1793-1814, 2 clasps, Martinique, Guadaloupe (William Eyles, 25th Foot.) two edge nicks, otherwise toned, very fine £1,800-£2,200
Provenance: Cheylesmore Collection 1920.

28 medals issued to the 25th Foot with these two clasps.

William Eyles was born in the Parish of St Peter’s, Marlborough, Wiltshire, and enlisted into the 15th Foot on 10 June 1799, aged 22, a coach maker by trade. He transferred into the 25th Foot on 10 April 1802, and served with that regiment in the West Indies from February 1808, for a period of 9 years 173 days, being present at the capture of Martinique in 1809 and at the capture of Guadaloupe in 1811. He was discharged on 23 February 1818, in consequence of being worn out and was admitted to an out-pension at Chelsea Hospital on the following day. Following his discharge from the Army, he returned to live in Marlborough where he married Catherine in September 1825 with whom he had five children. Sold with full research.