MILITARY GENERAL SERVICE MEDAL WITH FORT DETROIT CLASP TO WILLIAM LOVISS, 41ST FOOT (P.O.W. 1813)

** NEW ** Military General Service Medal with Fort Detroit clasp to William Loviss, 41st Foot.
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Description

Provenance: Ex-Barker Collection Glendinings, London 1950. William Loviss was from Tavistock, Devon and enlisted with the 41st Foot on 20 Jul 1807 and served in the 41st Foot's Light Company at the Siege of Detroit on 15 Aug 1812, alongside Native American leader and Shawnee Chief, Tecumseh.

Loviss was then made Prisoner of War at Moravian Town during the Battle of The Thames near Chatham, Upper Canada on 5 Oct 1813, and released to Colonel The Honourable Thomas Talbot at Long Point, Detroit River on 17 Nov 1814. Loviss served with the 41st Foot for a total of 17 years 154 days before discharge on 21 Dec 1824.