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This from the BBC:

“Medals honouring a Borders soldier who fought under the Duke of Wellington are expected to fetch £50,000 at auction. Lt Col Thomas Bell, who was born at Duns in Berwickshire, saw action in the Iberian Peninsula Wars of the early 19th Century. Among the medals going up for sale are his Gold Cross and Most Honourable Order of the Bath.” (Emphasis added)

“He served in Malta, Gibraltar, Ireland, Spain and Portugal – including campaigns under Arthur Wellesley, the Duke of Wellington.”

 

If anyone should deign to get hold of his Order of the Bath and send it to their favorite British history podcaster, you know the address… ;)

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