Army L.S. & G.C., W.IV.R. (A. McDonald, Serjeant 75th Regiment Foot. 1830) fitted with original steel clip and ring suspension and silver ribbon brooch, edge bruising, otherwise very fine £500-600
Alexander McDonald was born at Alvie, Inverness-shire, in about 1790. He joined the 75th from the Inverness Militia on 27 January 1808, the 75th still then being designated a ‘Highland’ regiment, though only until the following year when it ceased to be so. He was promoted to Corporal in March 1815 and to Sergeant in May 1818. He served nine years and ten months in the Mediterranean, two years and three months at Gibraltar, and the remainder at home, being discharged at his own request on 16 October 1830. His L.S. & G.C. medal, though dated 1830, was not in fact issued to him until 1 December 1836, care of the Collector of Excise at Glasgow. Sold with copy discharge papers and full muster details.