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Single Campaign Medals 360


Military General Service 1793-1814, 1 clasp, Talavera (Hugh Cumming, Lieut. 3rd Dgn. Gds.) contained in named card box of issue, this a little squashed and reinforced with sellotape, small edge bruise, otherwise very fine £1,400-£1,800


Provenance: Hayward, March 1977. Nine medals issued to the regiment with this single clasp, including three officers.


Hugh Cumming was commissioned Cornet in the 3rd Dragoon Guards on 30 July 1807, and promoted to Lieutenant on 2 November 1809. He served in the Peninsula from April 1809 until November 1810, including the battle of Talavera on 27/28 July 1809. He resigned his commission in December 1810.


The 3rd Dragoon Guards landed at Lisbon on 26th/27th April 1809 as part of Fane’s cavalry brigade. On 4 May they marched north to join Wellington’s army and took part at the battle of Talavera on 27th/28th July. On the 28th the 3rd Dragoon Guards and 4th Light Dragoons, having moved into the plain to the left, advanced to charge a column of the enemy’s infantry, but the attack was countermanded, and the two regiments, after supporting the charge of Major-General Anson’s brigade, were ordered to resume their former position.


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Military General Service 1793-1814, 8 clasps, Vimiera, Corunna, Salamanca, Vittoria, Pyrenees, Nivelle, Nive, Toulouse (E. Lawrence, Drumr. 5th Foot) minor edge bruise, better than good very fine


£2,800-£3,200 Provenance: Cheylesmore Collection, 1930; Leyland Robinson Collection 1952; Elson Collection 1963.


Edward Lawrence was born at Coggishall, Essex, in c.1787 and attested for the 5th Foot at Colchester on 28 April 1805, aged 18 years. He served a total of 18 years and 155 days including service in Portugal, Spain, France, and the West Indies. He was discharged at St. Vincent, West Indies, on 29 September 1823, in consequence of ‘labouring under chronic rheumatism and general debility contracted in this climate’, and died at Great Coggishall, Essex, on 15 October 1869.


Sold with copied service papers.


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