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John Waddington (Warrington)( 1787....1855 )

John Waddington's General Service Medal

( His Headstone )

 

The medal has 10 bars attatched , naming the battles in which he fought with distinction . He fought in the Peninsular War under the Duke Of Wellington . The Service Medal represent the following Battles : Talavera -28/6/1809 : Battle of Busaco 27 September 1810   : , Siege of Badajoz May 27 1812 : Ciudad-Rodrigo 19/1/1812 Salamanca 22/6/1812 : Battle of Vittoria 21 June 1813: Battles of Nive  ,Orthes , and Toulouse   Pyrenees 9 days July 1813 :, St Sebastion Siege 22/7/1814 ( Bombardment 26/8/1813 Fell 31/8/1813 ; Orthes 27/2/1814 : Toulouse 10/4/1814 :) . Battles fought in but no medal issued America and Canada 1812-1815 Sorauren was the first battle or the Pyrenees .

As part of the 2/48th John was captured at Albuera only to escape with most of 193 men captured . Even though at the battle of  Battle of Albuera 16 May 1811  no clasp for those captured was ever issued

Reference :.Records of the 48th . Mitchel Library ,Sydney, New South Wales
The Colonial Garrison 1817-1824 ( Clem Sargent ) published 1996
Wellington's Military Machine ( Philip J. Haythornthaite) published 1995
 
References
Family Members, Military records  ,Pay rolls, Pay Musters, Cemetery Records, Church Records & General Muster Records, Mitchell Library ,Sydney Australia
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