Military General Service Medal 61st Foot POW – disc only.
Entitled to the Egypt Clasp named to: J. HANSON. 61st FOOT. John Hanson (his entry at the Public Records Office, Kew, confirms that he is also known with the alias Hansen) was born in Nottingham in the year 1777.
His entitlement to the medal for Egypt is confirmed on the Military General Service Medal roll (see attached). A John Henson of the 61st Foot is listed as a Prisoner of War released in 1798, his name is on a French roll of prisoners (Jno Henson, Soldat, 61 Regt D’Infanterie). There are only 12 soldiers of the 61st Foot on this list (Sam Ayechurch, Jno Henson, Wm Fardle, Augustus Holman, Christopher Osborn, Thos Cox, Job Stanniford, Jno Clift, Thomas Topley, Geo King, Geo Saunders and Jas Cogle). John Hanson is also listed on a 61st Foot incapacity document aged 30 years, having served 10 years, of St Mary’s Nottingham. His trade is given as Hosier and is described a paralytic and unfit. His entry confirms that he also served in the 14th Foot for 7 years. The release document confirms his admission on the 18th August 1806.
See attached images for examples of papers relating to John Hanson (Henson).
This superb Military General Service Medal offers plenty of scope to a researcher to uncover the whole story of John Hanson (Henson).
As is evident the suspender has been removed and the medal effectively turned into a “Crown”, probably, to be used as currency. Fortunately the claw is still present which will assist restoration.
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