A MAHOGANY CAMPAIGN MEDICINE CHEST & APPOINTMENT SCROLL OF ASSISTANT SURGEON WYNNE FRASER, 77TH (EAST MIDDLESEX) REGIMENT OF FOOT
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A MAHOGANY CAMPAIGN MEDICINE CHEST & APPOINTMENT SCROLL OF ASSISTANT SURGEON WYNNE FRASER, 77TH (EAST MIDDLESEX) REGIMENT OF FOOT

THE APPOINTMENT SCROLL DATED '28 APRIL 1814'

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A MAHOGANY CAMPAIGN MEDICINE CHEST & APPOINTMENT SCROLL OF ASSISTANT SURGEON WYNNE FRASER, 77TH (EAST MIDDLESEX) REGIMENT OF FOOT
THE APPOINTMENT SCROLL DATED '28 APRIL 1814'
The baize-lined chest with hinged doors to the front, with numerous compartments for small bottles, six glass bottles remaining, and two fitted drawers, a small iron lever to the right side releasing a rear sliding cover exposing a rear compartment fitted for bottles, the top with flush-fitting brass carrying handle, 9 in. (22.8 cm.) wide x 10 ¾ in. (27.3 cm.) high x 5 in. (12.7 cm.) deep; the appointment scroll 'In the Name and on the Behalf of His Majesty' with seals stating appointment '...to be Assistant Surgeon to Our Seventy Seventh / or the East Middlesex / Regiment of Foot, Commanded by Our Trusty and Wellbeloved Lieutenant General Sir Thomas Picton K.B.'

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The 77th East Middlesex had been serving in India from 1788 until 1807. On their return to Europe they took part in the Walcheren Campaign (1809) and fought with great success on the Iberian Peninsula and into France. Although the regiment was not present at Waterloo, their Peninsular commander Sir Thomas Picton was at the request of Wellington. Picton commanded the 5th Infantry Division at Waterloo and died leading a bayonet charge against the Comte d'Erlon's advancing column, becoming the highest ranking allied casualty of the battle. The 77th embarked for Jamaica in 1824 and the Will of Wynne Fraser, Assistant Surgeon 77th Regiment of Jamaica dated 1826 survives in The National Archives.
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