Orders, Decorations, Medals and Militaria (5 July 2011)

Date of Auction: 5th July 2011

Sold for £2,400

Estimate: £2,000 - £2,400

Waterloo 1815 (Cornet John Fenn, Royal Waggon Train) original steel clip and replacement split ring suspension, edge bruising and some contact marks, good very fine £2000-2400


John Fenn was born c.1790. In 1808 he joined the 4th Battalion Royal Scots from the Lanark Militia and in 1809 was advanced directly to Sergeant. Sent on duty to the Military College at Sandhurst in May 1813 as a Staff Sergeant. Commissioned a Cornet in the Royal Waggon Train on 4 May 1815. As such he was present at the battle of Waterloo. Retired as a Lieutenant on Half Pay on 25 December 1818 and died c.1842. With copied roll extracts and other research.

For his son’s medal see lot 35.