An 1836 Spanish San Sebastian Medal to J.B. Godfrey
An 1836 Spanish San Sebastian Medal to J.B. Godfrey - In white metal disk set within a thin silver band, this engraved (J. B. Godfrey, M.D. &c. &c.), pierced with ring suspension, n.r., scratch marks to reverse, very fine. Footenote: During the 1st Carlist War (1833-39), a force of British volunteers - the ‘British Auxiliary Legion’ was permitted by the British Government to lend support to the liberal Royalist forces of Queen Isabella of Spain - the Legion being under the command of General Sir Lacy Evans. In November 1836 a detachment of the Royal Regiment of Artillery, consisting of three officers and 36 other ranks was also sent to assist.J. B. Godfrey served as Staff Assistant Surgeon, 23 May 1836 (ref. History of the British Legion and war in Spain, by Alexander Somerville). With a copied list of medical staff taken from that publication.