The superb Peninsula War Officer and triple Field Officer Small Gold Medal recipient’s Chapel Stall Plate for a Companion of The Most Honourable Military Order of the Bath Companion’s issued to Lieutenant Colonel Richard Buckner, C.B., Royal Regim...

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The superb Peninsula War Officer and triple Field Officer Small Gold Medal recipient’s Chapel Stall Plate for a Companion of The Most Honourable Military Order of the Bath Companion’s issued to Lieutenant Colonel Richard Buckner, C.B., Royal Regiment of Artillery. A son of Admiral Charles Buckner, he was commissioned in April 1793, and went on to see distinguished service during the Peninsula War in Spain and southern France, being awarded the Field Officer’s Small Army Gold Medal for his services at the Battle of Vittoria on 21st June 1813, and awarded second and third award bars to this medal for the siege and capture of the fortress of St Sebastian from 17th July to 8th September 1813, and the Battle of Nivelle on 10th November 1813. Buckner was appointed a Companion of The Most Honourable Military Order of the Bath on 4th June 1815. He latterly lived in Wyke House, Chichester, Sussex, and lies buried in Chichester Cathedral.

The Most Honourable Military Order of the Bath, Companion’s Chapel Stall Plate, engraved to: ‘Richard Buckner Esquire, / Lieutenant Colonel in the Royal Regiment of Artillery / Companion of the Most Honourable Military Order of the Bath / Nominated 4th. June 1815.’ Brass, with painted insignia.

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Richard Buckner was born in 1772, the son of Admiral Charles Buckner. Commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant into the Royal Regiment of Artillery on 24th April 1793, and promoted to Lieutenant on 1st January 1794, followed by Captain Lieutenant on 2nd November 1797, and Captain on 9th September 1802, he married Mary Marsh, nee Pierce, at St. James’s, Westminster, on 15th November 1802.

Promoted to Brevet Major on 25th July 1810, and to Major on 27th September 1810, he saw extensive service during the Peninsula War, and was awarded the Field Officer’s Small Army Gold Medal for his services at the Battle of Vittoria on 21st June 1813, and awarded second and third award bars to this medal for the siege and capture of the fortress of St Sebastian from 17th July to 8th September 1813, and the Battle of Nivelle on 10th November 1813.

Buckner was promoted to Brevet Lieutenant Colonel on 22nd November 1813, and to Lieutenant Colonel on 20th December 1814, and was appointed a Companion of the Military Division of The Most Honourable Order of the Bath on 4th Jun 1815. Buckner retired on 12th June 1823, and retired to Wyke House, Chichester, Sussex, where he died on 13th March 1837, being buried in Chichester Cathedral.