MILITARY GENERAL SERVICE MEDAL WITH 7 CLASPS TO PTE. M. MORLEY, 7TH FOOT

Military General Service Medal with Martinique, Busaco, Albuhera, Badajoz, Salamanca, Vittoria & Toulouse clasps to M. Morley, 7th Foot.
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Matthew Morley was born on 20 July 1788, the son of Matthew and Margaret Morley and baptised at North Otterington, North Yorkshire on 28 July 1788.

Attesting for the North Yorkshire Militia in Dec 1805, Morley volunteered for the 7th Regiment of Foot on 23 Aug 1807 and was posted to Martinique with the 2nd Battalion on 29 Jan 1809, and following its capture, returned to Halifax in Apr 1809. Posted to Lisbon, Protugal, Morley is recorded as being admitted to hospital at Aveiras de Cima with sickness, before taking part in the Battle of Busaco on 27 Sep 1810 and the Battle of Albuhera and Torre de More, and present at the siege of Badajoz, where Morley is once again recorded as sick in General Hospital.

Fighting at the Battle of Salamanca on 22 July 1812, Morley is recorded as sick for a third time during Aug and Sep before the Battle of Vittoria on 21 June 1813 and his final action at the Battle of Toulouse on 10 Apr 1814. Morley was discharged from service on 11 Nov 1814 and is on the 7th Foot Peninsular War Medal Roll serving with the 2nd Company and entitled to all 7 clasps. Returning to North Otterington, Morley married Jane Forrest at Malton St. Leonard on 28 Dec 1815 and died in Leeds in 1863.