43rd Foot (Monmouth Light Infantry) Regimental medal. 1814 Peninsula War award. U.S.A service.
Silver medal with raised rim and suspension loop. 54mm.
Obv. Crowned bugle with '43' between the cords. Monmouth Light Infantry around.
James Webb Sergt
Brevet Major Tyldens Coy
1st Batt 43rd L.I.
A reward for his soldierly merit and gallant conduct while serving in the
with the light division.
James Webb was born in the parish of Hempnall, near Norwich in Norfolk, baptised in 1789. He attested for the 43rd Light Infantry at Yarmouth on 19th August 1811 aged 22 years. He served in the Peninsula and France from July 1812 to June 1814. New Orleans army of occupation from June 1815 to October 1818. Portugal from Jan 1827 to March 1828. Gibraltar 7 years. He was discharged (Illness) on 6th June 1832 and intended to return to Hempnall. Supplied with copy of discharge papers.
Rare and unusual. Ex. DNW September 2004