Single : Military General Service Medal 1793-1814 with four clasps "Toulouse, Pyrenees, Badajoz, Ciudad Rodrigo" impressed naming to A. HILLMAN, DRUMR 40TH FOOT.
This medal was purchased from the "Ye Olde Curiosity Shoppe" (Surrey) in 1974 and comes with the following research on Alexander Hillman (in a typed letter form)
"ALEXANDER HILLMAN (1792-1870)
Born in the parish of Shepton Maller 1792
Enlisted in the 40th. Regiment of Foot on the 5th. March 1808 for limited service aged 16 and served 9 years and 128 days. Discharged in consequence of his term of service having expired on 21st. June 1817. His conduct as a soldier was :- Good, he served in the Peninsular, America and the Continent and was wounded in the left leg at Waterloo on the 18th. June 1815.
Description of Discharge :- Alexander Hillman, Drummer, is about 25 years old, is 5 ft. 6 ins. in height, brown hair, grey eyes, fair complexion and by trade or occupation a labourer. His discharge was carried out at Glascow and he was granted 7/6 marching money to carry him to Leith where he was to embark to England, his final destination being Wells in Somersetshire. On arrival at Leith he was granted a free passage to London. Arriving in London he was advanced 22/- marching money to Wells in Somerset being at the rate of 1/10 a day. He was granted a pension of 6d. a day but apparently this was later increased to 8d a day on an application by him dated 9th June 1840. He was admitted as an In-Pensioner to Chelsea Hospital at the end of March 1853 and died there on 28th. June 1870 at the age of 78.
N.B. A note written in 1933 by his daughter stated that his Waterloo Medal was lost overboard when he was at sea I.W.T.
He served in the American War 1812-14. Another note said that he served 21 years in the army chiefly in India."
The medal has an unofficial buckle with "Peninsula" and "Waterloo" and has a slight "wooff" in the carriage between the first and second clasps, but is not damaged in any way. Heavily toned and on what appears to be original ribbon.
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