Lot Archive

Lot

№ 372

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27 September 1994

Estimate: £600–£700

MILITARY GENERAL SERVICE 1793-1814, 6 clasps, Roleja, Vimiera, Corunna, Fuentes D'Onor, Ciudad Rodrigo, Badajoz (J. Ta(t)t, Serjt., 95th Foot, Rifles) third letterof surname erased, otherwise toned, very fine

Roll confirms J. Tatt. From the collection of the late Captain Hinks who purchased the medal from a Mr. Tait, stated to be the recipient's great grandson. Sold with a hand written but unsigned letter which states: '... when his regiment took a small village there was plenty of wine which they took charge of my great grandfather not being a drinking man just soaked his army biscu its in it but it had the same effect and he was severely reprimanded by the Duke of Wellington. He was also a member of the bureily (sic) of Sir John Moore at Corunna ’

Only 40 clasps for Roleia to the 95th Foot.