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The Julian Johnson Collection

Julian Johnson, FRGS

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№ 688


11 May 2017

Hammer Price:

Waterloo 1815 (Corp. Thomas Gentles, 1st Batt. 91st Reg. Foot.) with later steel clip and bar suspension, generally very fine £1600-2000

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

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Thomas Gentles attested for the 2nd Battalion, 91st Foot in January 1809, transferring to the 1st Battalion in July of the same year. He served with the Regiment during the Peninsula War, suffered from frost bite whilst in the Pyrenees, and was wounded at Nive (entitled to M.G.S. with ‘Pyerenees’, ‘Nivelle’ and ‘Nive’ clasps).

Gentles served in Captain A. Ross’s Company at Waterloo. Although in reserve at Waterloo, the 91st played a prominent part in the assault and capture of Cambrai on 25 June 1815, one man being killed and two officers and several men being wounded there. He was discharged in 1816, and died in Glasgow in May 1873.