Orders, Decorations, Medals and Militaria (7 & 8 July 2010)

Date of Auction: 7th & 8th July 2010

Sold for £1,500

Estimate: £1,200 - £1,400

Waterloo 1815 (Serj. Charles Newcombe, 2nd Batt. 69th Reg. Foot) fitted with steel clip and ring suspension, edge bruising and contact wear overall, naming consequently weak in places, otherwise fine £1200-1400


Charles Newcombe was born in the Parish of Lutterworth, Leicestershire, and enlisted into the 69th Regiment on 13 October 1806, aged 24, a stocking maker by trade. He served 7 years and 73 days as a Drummer or Trumpeter before being promoted to Sergeant in January 1814, and was discharged at Colchester on 10 October 1816, on reduction of the Battalion. Sold with copy discharge papers.