FRESHLY REMEMBERED: THE STORY OF THOMAS GRAHAM, LORD LYNEDOCH.

Aspinall-Oglander, Cecil.


£35.00




The Hogarth Press, 1st ed., 1956. Ix + 309 pp., frontis., + 3 plates. D.j., 22 x 14cm. Bookplate; a little wear to d.j., o/w V.G. This is the biography of Thomas Graham, Lord Lynedoch, a Scottish soldier who in 1794 raised the 90th Regiment of Foot (the Perthshire Regiment) and served with it in Minorca (1798). He besieged Valetta in 1800. He became famous during the Peninsular War where he was aide-de-camp to Sir John Moore at Corunna in 1809, and fought at Walcheren. In 1811 he defeated the French at Barrosa, fought at Ciudad Rodrigo in 1812, at Badajoz and Salamanca and commanded the left wing at Vitoria (1813). He also captured Tolosa and San Sebastian. In Holland he conquered Merxem, but failed to storm Bergen-op-Zoom. In 1817 he founded the Senior United Service Club.


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