Auction: 18002 - Orders, Decorations and Medals
Military General Service 1793-1814, 10 clasps, Roleia, Vimiera, Talavera, Badajoz, Salamanca, Vittoria, Pyrenees, Nivelle, Orthes, Toulouse (W. Booth, 40th Foot.), edge bruising, very fine
Clarke Collection, Glendining, 1912.
Thirteen 10-clasp Medals to the 40th Foot, just two of them with the above 10 clasps.
William Booth was born in Co. Armagh and enlisted in the 40th Foot in July 1795. He subsequently served in '...the West Indies, Holland, South America, the Peninsula, North America and Waterloo.' At the latter he served in Captain S. Straton's Company (Medal). Having briefly served in the 3rd Regiment of Royal Veterans, January 1820-June 1821, he was discharged at the Royal Hospital, Kilmainham.
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