11 May 2001
MILITARY GENERAL SERVICE 1793-1814, one clasp, Talavera (Francis Dixon, 3rd Dragoon Guards), refixed later suspension, onetime brooch-mounted with resultant loss of naming details, fair
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Private Francis Dixon was also entitled to the 'Albuhera', 'Vittoria' and 'Toulouse' clasps.
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