Orders, Decorations, Medals and Militaria (23 September 2011)
Date of Auction: 23rd September 2011
Sold for £3,600
Estimate: £2,500 - £3,000
FootnoteEx Richard Magor Collection July 2003.
Francis Read was first commissioned as Ensign on 31 December 1807; Lieutenant, 1 June 1809; Captain, 16 March 1815. He was one of only 9 officers who served at the battle of Waterloo with the Royal Staff Corps, all attached to the Quartermaster General’s Department. From 1926 the Army List gives his names as Francis Mackelcan Read. Captain Read died on 4 June 1829.