Military General Service, 6 clasps, Captain 32nd Foot & Major 9th. Portuguese

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M.G.S., 6 clasps, Badajoz, Salamanca, Vittoria, Pyrenees, Nivelle, Nive

G. W. Paty, Capt. 32nd & Major 9th Portse.

General Sir George William Paty, was born in 1788, Bristol.  Ensign in the 32nd Foot, 1804, Lieutenant  1805, and served with that regiment in the Expedition to Copenhagen in 1807. He was promoted to Captain in April 1808, and served in the Peninsula, latterly attached to the Portuguese army, from June 1811 to the end of that war in 1814, including the siege and capture of Badajoz, battle of Salamanca, retreat from Madrid to Burgos, battles of Vittoria, (mentioned in Beresford's Despatches), the Pyrenees and Nivelle, battles of the Nive on the 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th and 13th December 1813, besides various minor affairs and at Copenhagen 1807. Paty was promoted to Major in June 1814 and was placed on half pay in December 1816.

Advanced to Lieutenant-Colonel in  1817, and returned to full pay as Major in the 96th Foot from January 1824 until June 1825, when he was again placed on half pay. In June 1826, he returned to full pay as Lieutenant-Colonel of the 94th Foot  until December 1841, having been promoted to Colonel in January 1837. Paty was made a K.H. in 1832 and appointed a C.B. in July 1838. Promoted to Major-General in November 1846, he was appointed as Colonel of the 70th Foot in May 1854, a position he held until his death, and was advanced to Lieutenant-General the following month. He was also a Commander of St Bento d’Avis and Knight of the Tower and Sword of Portugal.  K.C.B. in June 1861, and  promoted to the rank of General in March 1862. General Sir George Paty died at 24 Regent Street, London, on 8 May 1868.

fitted with silver brooch pin

A monument to General Paty stands in Kensal Green Cemetary, London.

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