A good Military General Service Medal 1793-1814, 4 Clasps: Vittoria, Pyrenees, Orthes, Toulouse, awarded to Sergeant John Frazer, 1st Battalion, 71st Highland Regiment of Foot - the Light Infantry, and was present out during the Peninsular War in ...

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Condition: some edge bruising and contact wear, hence only Very Fine
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A good Military General Service Medal 1793-1814, 4 Clasps: Vittoria, Pyrenees, Orthes, Toulouse, awarded to Sergeant John Frazer, 1st Battalion, 71st Highland Regiment of Foot - the Light Infantry, and was present out during the Peninsular War in Spain and southern France as part of Captain A. Grant’s Company, and in action at the battle of Vittoria on 23rd June 1813, during the forcing of the Pyrenees between 25th July and 2nd August 1813, at the battle of Other on 27th February 1814, and the battle of Toulouse on 10th April 1814. He is one of ten men from his regiment to receive the medal with this four clasp combination, having also applied but been refused the clasps for Nivelle and Nive on account of being sick at the time of those actions.

Military General Service Medal 1793-1814, 4 Clasps: Vittoria, Pyrenees, Orthes, Toulouse; (J. FRASER, SERJT. 71ST. FOOT.)

Condition: some edge bruising and contact wear, hence only Very Fine.

Provenance: ex Glendining, May 1992.

John Frazer came from Edinburgh and saw service as a Sergeant with the 1st Battalion, 71st Highland Regiment of Foot - the Light Infantry, and was present out during the Peninsular War in Spain and southern France as part of Captain A. Grant’s Company, and in action at the battle of Vittoria on 23rd June 1813, during the forcing of the Pyrenees between 25th July and 2nd August 1813, at the battle of Other on 27th February 1814, and the battle of Toulouse on 10th April 1814.

In addition to the above confirmed actions, he would also apply for clasps to his medal for the battles of Nivelle and Nive, though the application was knocked back and an appeal to this refused due to his being known to have been sick from October to December 1813. Frazer is one of ten men from the 71st Foot to gain the medal with this four clasp combination, out of 175 such clasp combinations issued to the British Army.

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