Sir Robert Wilson, General and Governor of Gibraltar
Sir Robert Wilson (1777-1849), General and Governor of Gibraltar; After a long and distinguished army career, Sir Robert antagonized the Prince Regent by aiding the escape of Lavalette in 1815 during a visit to Paris. In 1821 he was dismissed from the army for his conduct against the mob at Queen Caroline's funeral after which all the foreign orders he had received (as listed on the obverse of this medal) were rescinded by their respective sovereigns. Subsequently a public subscription was made to indemnify him and in 1830 he was reinstated in the army with the rank of Lieutenant General.
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