The French 8th Regiment was surprised in line formation by a counter-attack of the 2nd battalion of the British 87th, starting a desperate bayonet fight. Lieutenant Edward Keogh of the 87th struck down the French eagle-bearer Gillemin2, and helped by Sergeant Patrick Masterson he seized the eagle, but it was recovered, beginning a bloody battle in the course of which seven officers, French sergeant majors and privates were killed successively in defence of their standard and the eighth, Lieutenant Gazan, riddled with blows and wounds, finally left the eagle in Masterson's hands, the only unhurt combatant of the English group which had initially attacked. Raising his trophy, he shouted to his companions: "Bejabers, boys, I have the cuckoo! 3
This eagle, the first won by the English in the Peninsula, was presented in London on 18-5-18114 and was deposited in the Royal Chelsea Hospital (R.C.H.), until its disappearance on the 16th April 1852, when a daring thief broke in through the tile roof, broke its staff and took the eagle. Luckily a good drawing of it existed, made by Lieutenant Pym of the 2nd Battalion of the 87th, which enabled a replica of it to be made5. The original was an eagle of the 1804 Model, which had a sheaf of rays that the eagle held in its right claw, and with the special peculiarity of having around its neck a gold laurel wreath with a blue enamelled bow, which had been granted on 22-9-1808 by the town of Paris to those regiments which had fought at Austerlitz. As a reward for this trophy the 87th was authorized to embroider an eagle with a laurel wreath on their flags.
维基：The first French Eagle to be captured by the British was taken by the 87th (Royal Irish Fusiliers) Regiment of Footfrom the French 8e Ligne at the Battle of Barrosa on 5 March 1811. The first British soldier to touch the battle standard was a young officer, Ensign Edward Keogh, although as his hand grasped it, he was immediately shot through the heart and killed. He was followed by Sergeant Patrick Masterson who grabbed the eagle from the French ensign who carried it, reputedly with the cry "By Jaysus, boys, I have the Cuckoo!".The 87th was highly honoured for their success, being granted the honour of carrying the eagle as a motif on their Regimental Colours and through being granted the royal title 87th (Prince of Wales' Own) Irish Regiment.The eagle was taken back to England and put on display in the Royal Hospital, Chelsea. It was around 10 inches tall, set on a plinth marked with the numeral 8. It was made of silver, but gilded, which led many to think it was solid gold. In fact, the only golden part of the eagle was a laurel wreath which hung around its neck. This wreath was an honour conferred upon the 8th Regiment by Napoleon himself, and was not common to all eagles at the time. The gold leaves were presented to a number of Regts that were present at the battle of Austerlitz by the city of Paris. The eagle's right claw was raised. Beneath it should have been a thunderbolt but, on the 87th's trophy, it was missing. It is believed to have been dislodged during its capture.Several years later, the eagle was stolen from the Royal Hospital. It was broken from its staff and smuggled away to an unknown fate. Many rumours abounded, the strongest being that it had been repatriated by a Frenchman. More likely is that it was melted down and sold. The original staff is still held in the Royal Irish Fusiliers museum in Armagh,Northern Ireland.