Naval General Service 2 clasps , Martinique, Pompee 17 June, 1809
22 clasps for Pompee (4 officers & 18 Ratings or Marines)
Offical medal roll confirms. Message notes G.H. Roll states additional service at Guadaloupe but clearly never claimed.
Prov. Ex Gray collection 1898, Glendining May1921 Ex-Sanderson Coll & again 4/6/42, and again Sept. 1961.Hayward Aug. 1973, Spink 2013. (and me!)
Whilst four other Thomas Mitchells on the medal roll, the medal is of long provenance and appears entirely as issued.
The recipient also served aboard H.M.S Dragon from 1810 seeing extensive service in the War with America 1812.
In August, 1814, Dragon took part in an expedition up the Penobscot River in Maine with the object being the American frigate Adams mounting twenty six 18 pounder guns which had taken refuge some 27 miles upstream at Hampden, Maine. Here Adams landed her gund and fortified a position commanding the river. Moving up the river took two days, but eventuall6y after the battle of Hampden, the British were able to capture the American defenders at Bangor, although not until after the Americans had burnt the Adams. The British also captured 11 other ships and destroyed 6. In January 1815, Dragon was the flagship of Sir George Cockburn at the battle of Fort Peter and the capture of St. Marys, Georgia.