Private Thomas Pickvance

Military General Service Medal 1793 – 1814 Clasp Nive

Thomas Pickvance was born C.1782 at St Helen’s, Lancashire, he attested to the 2/84th Foot 21st December 1807 for limited service of seven years for a Bounty of £5/5/-d – description 5’7; dark hair; long visage; black hair

He served in the Expedition to the Scheldt, where he along with many others contracted the Walcheren Fever, returning to Bury St Edmond’s 14th October 1809.

He rejoined the Battalion for service in Ireland, before sailing for Passages, Northern Spain.

At the Battle of Nive 10th December 1813 1st Combat of Barrouillet, he was wounded to the right thigh and right hand and would spend 92 day in hospital.

Returning to Ireland, he was discharged without pension 27th December 1814. However he did make a late pension claim 5th September 1854 for wounds received at Nive and was awarded 6d, which would 26th April 1859 be increased to 9d per diem

He died 18th December 1870, being interred 24th December 1870 at St Mary the Virgin, Deane, Bolton, Lancashire