May 28, 2016 by brennon
Delving back into their own family history the Perry Twins have now added a 75mm to their collection for sale. Here we have Captain David Gregory of the 45th Foot serving at the Battle of Talavera in 1809.
Here’s a little more from the twins on this chap…
“This figure is of Captain David Gregory, who was our five times great grandfather. He joined the 45th Nottinghamshire Regiment in 1798 as a Lieutenant, served in the West Indies, joining the York Light Infantry in 1804 for one year. At the end of that service he was made captain in the 45th Foot.
He served in the Peninsula and is recorded as taking part in the hard fought Battle of Talavera where the 45th received it’s nick name ‘The Old Stubborns’. He may have been wounded there as he was back in Britain soon after. He eventually became Lt. Colonel of the regiment at some point before 1830 (we’re not sure when) when he died.”
Fairly awesome to have someone this distinguished within your family line. Makes you wonder how far back you could get with your own family tree to find out who was fighting where in different periods of history.
What do you think of the sculpt?
"He served in the Peninsula and is recorded as taking part in the hard fought Battle of Talavera where the 45th received it's nick name 'The Old Stubborns'..."