A Classic, Ornate, Sculpted Victorian "In Memoriam" Card documenting the
Distinguished Military Career of James Hilton of Lancashire, England. Hilton fought
with Wellington through the entire Peninsula War Campaign and earned the
shown Victoria Medal with the following campaign bars: TALAVERA, ALBUERA, CUIDAD RODRIGO, BADAJOZ, SALAMANCA, BUSACO, VITTORIA,
PYRENNES, NIVELLE, ORTHES AND TOULOUSE.
In Memoriam Card measures 7" wide x 9" tall and is black edged
with sculpted (embossed) angels facing a tomb inscribed "THY WILL BE
DONE O LORD" produced by Wood and dated 1871. The image was
scanned against a black background to highlight the cut-outs, but the
black area is actually open. There is a slight paper separation along
the angels wings and some age discoloration. Condition is
otherwise very fine. A beautiful, ornate example of a Victorian
Gothic In Memoriam funeral card of a decorated veteran of the Napoleonic
War. Includes photo (not vintage) of
James Hilton's Victoria Medal with campaign bars as shown.