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A SUPERB 40th FOOT GRENADIER COMPANY OFFICERS WATERLOO MEDAL, THE SAME COMPANY AS THE WELL KNOWN DIARIST SGT LAWRENCE.THREE TIMES WOUNDED; AT CIUDAD RODRIGO, THE STORMING OF BADAJOZ AND AGAIN AT WATERLOO, PREVIOUS TO WHICH HE TOOK PART IN THE EXPEDITION TO NEW ORLEANS. PROMOTED CAPTAIN A MONTH LATER, HE WOULD GO ON TO SERVE WITH THE 40TH IN AUSTRALIA AND INDIA BEFORE RETIRING IN 1835.

WATERLOO 1815 ‘LIEUT. R. MOORE, 1ST BATT. 40TH REG. FOOT.’

Robert Moore was commissioned an Ensign in the 40th Foot on 9 October 1806, becoming Lieutenant on 14 April 1808. He served in the Peninsula from January 1810 to September 1812. Present at the battle of Busaco, first siege of Badajoz, siege of Ciudad Rodrigo (wounded) 2nd siege and capture of Badajoz (wounded), expedition to New Orleans and Fort Bowyer and the battle of Waterloo (wounded).

He was promoted to Captain on 20 July 1815, on the recommendation of Major Fielding Browne, Commanding 1/40th, who stated: ‘I beg particularly to recommend Lieut. Moore, who was severely wounded on the 18th instant, as well as on a former occasion in the Peninsula, and whom I have observed at all times to conduct himself in the most gallant manner.’ He was appointed Paymaster of the regiment in 1824 and served in that capacity until October 1834, when he retired on half-pay. Captain Moore died in 1845.

Later service included duty in Australia 1825-8 (New South Wales and V D Land). Readers of the memoirs of Sergeant William Lawrence, also of the Grenadier Company, will get an idea of his service and that of the 40th.

Condition VF; suspension a little slack, minor edge bruising, with later steel clip and split ring suspension With copy service, recommendations etc and other research.

Ex Sotheby 1879; Spink 1988; Christie’s 1991; Spink 2007.

Code J1305        Price £7985