Small Field Officer’s Gold Medal for Talavera Major, 1st Battalion, 88th Regiment of Foot. Commanded the 88th at Talavera. Commanded the left wing of the ‘Devil’s Own’ during the attempt to retake the city of Buenos Aires in 1807, with his companies fought through the streets until surrounded and following a stand of some three hours ‘not until nearly annihilated and until they had expended the last ball cartridge that could be found even in the pouches of their dead or dying companions’


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