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Sold between 19 July & 1 March 2017

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The Julian Johnson Collection

Julian Johnson, FRGS

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№ 684


11 May 2017

Hammer Price:

Military General Service 1793-1814, 4 clasps, Vimiera, Talavera, Busaco, Albuhera (J. Kennedy, Serjt. 97th Foot.) nearly extremely fine, scarce £1600-1800

This lot was sold as part of a special collection, The Julian Johnson Collection.

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Provenance: Spink, March 1975.

James Kennedy was born in County Cavan, Ireland, and attested for the 97th Foot at Athlone, in October 1807. He served with the Regiment during the Peninsula War, and advanced to Corporal in April 1817, and Sergeant in March 1818. He was discharged as Staff Sergeant in February 1840, aged 51 and having served 16 years and 91 days with the Colours.