Military General Service, 4 clasps, Corunna, Fuentes D'Onor, Vittoria, Pyrenees.
Thos Haxton, Corpl. 92nd Foot.
Wounded and prisoner of war on the Heights of Maya , (Pyrenees) 25 July 1813 and severely wounded at Quatres Bras, 16 June, 1815.
With copy discharge papers and copies of French P.O.W. registers held at Givet and marked as taken in Spain, 25 July, 1813.
Thomas Haxton, b. Abbotshall, Kirkaldy, Fife, enl 1803.
At Maya, Pringle (Brigade Commander) sent the right wing of the 92nd, almost 400 men to attack Darmagnc's troops coordinating the 92nd's attack with the 28th, which had just made it up to Maya Ridge. The highlanders and the French engaged in an epic musketry duel at a range of 120 yards. The French probably sustained greater casualties but in the end the British were driven back by superior numbers. The 92nd lost 60% of it's numbers here.
When the battle petered out in early evening the French were in possession of Maya Pass but with the British in position nearby.
Original ribbon. A fine medal but has seen fair action itself. Some wear and edge knocks . Perhaps not one for a condition purist but certainly one for the collector of the man.