Clasps on General Service Medal of 1848

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Clasps on General Service Medal of 1848

Postby Lambton » 05 Apr 2009 20:54

Greetings from Canada,

Family history relates:
James Littleworth born <1778> in Hampshire, England.
Enlisted on 16 June 1807 at Colmore, Hampshire, England with the 82nd. regiment of foot.
Fought in Retreat to Corunna, Spain under Sir John Moore.
Attended the burial of Sir John Moore.
Wounded in the neck.
Fought with the 82nd. regiment of foot on the Niagara frontier (Lundy's Lane) in Canada 1814-1815.
Received pension in Upper Canada in 1816.
Served also in the 92nd and 98th. regiments of foot.
Received a land grant in 1833 and discharged as a colour sergeant.
Re-enlisted to put down the 1837 rebellion in Canada
Based on this information, if correct, what clasps would have been awarded.

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Re: Clasps on General Service Medal of 1848

Postby Mark » 05 Apr 2009 21:22

Hi Lambton

Warm welcome to the forum.

There was a clasp for Corunna and so he most likely received it if he survived to claim the medal in 1848.

I believe a total of 218 Military General Service Medals were awarded to the 82nd Foot 63 of which had the Corunna clasp.

Hope that is of some help or interest...

Mark :)

P.S. Although this medal covers actions fought before the Victorian period it was not issued until more than 10 years in to the Queen's reign and thus bears her effigy. I am therefore happy for this topic to remain active on the forum providing the discussion remains focussed on the medal rather than the Napoleonic Wars.
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Re: Clasps on General Service Medal of 1848

Postby Jim Murray » 05 Apr 2009 22:05

There is a roll for the MGS on the DNW site ... o?id=13948

It lists Littleworth as having a 5 clasp medal


No mention of Corunna

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