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Medals to The Gordon Highlanders and Associated Units from the Collection of A.J. Henderson

Arnold James Henderson


№ 308


21 September 2007

Hammer Price:

Military General Service 1793-1814, 4 clasps, Vittoria, Pyrenees, Orthes, Toulouse (D. McLachlan, 92nd Foot) minor edge bruising, otherwise about extremely fine £1200-1400

Duncan McLachlan enlisted into the Ayrshire Militia on 4 May 1812, joined the 92nd Highlanders on the 28th of the same month, and was posted to the 2nd Battalion the following month. He transferred to the 1st Battalion in February 1813, which he joined in Spain on 5 April. He was present with them at the battles of Vittoria on 21 June 1813, and during the battles of the Pyrenees in the following month. He appears to have missed the battles of Nivelle and Nive in November and December, possibly because he had been among the very heavy casualties suffered by the regiment at Maya, in the Pyrenees in July, but no mention of this is made in the muster rolls. He was next present at the battles of Orthes and Toulouse in February and April 1814, and returned to Ireland with the regiment at the end of the year. He went with the 92nd to join Wellington’s Army in Flanders in May 1815 and was present at both Quatre Bras and Waterloo. McLachlan continued to serve until 30 October 1818, when he was discharged ‘unfit for further service’. Sold with full muster details.