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

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Date of Auction: 23rd September 2011

Sold for £3,600

Estimate: £2,500 - £3,000

Waterloo 1815 (Captain Francis Read, Royal Staff Corps) fitted with original steel clip, silver bar suspension and silver ribbon buckle, good very fine and rare £2500-3000

Footnote

Ex 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.