Details
IMAGE number
NAM5926583
Title
Military General Service Medal 1793-1814, Lieutenant Daniel Forbes, 95th Rifles (metal)
Artist
British School, (19th century) / British
Location
National Army Museum, London
Medium
metal
Date
1809 (C19th)
Description
Military General Service Medal 1793-1814, awarded to Lieutenant Daniel Forbes, 95th Rifles. The Military General Service Medal commemorates the battles of the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars (1793-1815). It was not issued until 1847 when many of those that would have been entitled to it were dead. It bears a bust of Queen Victoria on the obverse and the reverse has the Duke of Wellington receiving a laurel wreath from the queen. Lieutenant Daniel Forbes’s medal has 6 clasps commemorating the actions at Toulouse, Orthes, Pyrenees, Barossa, Nivelle and Nive. The officer’s service in the American War of 1812 is recognised by the unofficial suspension bar which commemorates the Battle of New Orleans.
Photo credit
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Keywords
battle / officer / soldier / wounded in action / casualty / Commission / royalty / wreath / foliage
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