Military General Service, 7 clasps, Lieutenant 74th.

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Medal Description

M.G.S. 7 clasps, Busaco, Fuentes D'onor, Cuidad Rodrigo, badajoz, Salamanca, Vittoria, Pyrenees

S. Herron, Lieut. 74th Foot

Samuel Herron, Ensign, 74th from Royal North Down Militia, 1809,  served with the 74th until 1823 and thereafter with the 24th until 1828. Last known residing, Hill House, Lisburn.

Challis states his services at Busaco, Casal Nova, Foy d'Arrounce, Fuentes D'onor, 2nd seige of Badajoz, El Bodon, Cuidad Rodrigo, Badajoz, Salamanca, Vittoria, Pyrenees.

At Badajoz the 74th formed part of Pictons 3rd Division which assaulted the castle by escalade. Despite intended as a diversionary attack, the division successfully took and held the ramparts despite many of the ladders being too short. Over 130 of the officers and men of the  74th were killed or wounded at this time.

Couple of small solder marks on the carriage

A good H.L.I. officer's medal

 

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