Orders, Decorations, Medals and Militaria (23 September 2011)

Date of Auction: 23rd September 2011

Sold for £1,800

Estimate: £1,400 - £1,600

Waterloo 1815 (William Harris, 51st Reg. Light Infantry) fitted with original steel clip and later ring suspension, edge bruising and contact marks, otherwise nearly very fine £1400-1600


William Harris was born in the Parish of St Neots, Cornwall, and enlisted into the 51st Light Infantry at Truro on 27 July 1805, aged 18. He served in Captain R. Storer’s Company at Waterloo and was discharged on 24 October 1818. Sold with copied discharge papers and a Ken Trotman reprint of A Brief History of the 51st Regiment in the Napoleonic Wars.