Lot Archive


№ 126


8 December 1994

Estimate: £1,800–£2,000

MILITARY GENERAL SERVICE 1793-1814, 12 clasps, Rolcia, Vimiera, Talavera, Busaco, Ciudad Rodrigo, Badajoz, Salamanca, Vittoria, Pyrenees, Nivelle, Orthes, Toulouse (W. Vile, Sergt. 40th Foot) some edge bruising and light contact marks, otherwise nearly very fine and scarce

Ex Gaskell collection 1911.

William Vile served as a Private at Waterloo and was one of only two men of the 40th to receive a 12 clasp medal.