Orders, Decorations, Medals and Militaria (19 & 20 September 2013)

Date of Auction: 19th & 20th September 2013

Sold for £5,200

Estimate: £4,500 - £5,500

Waterloo 1815 (Lieut. John Whitney, 1st Batt. 71st Reg. Foot.) fitted with steel clip and ring suspension with ribbon buckle, good very fine £4500-5500


Ex Mackenzie Collection 1934.

John Whitney/Witney was appointed Ensign in the 11th Foot, from the Wexford Militia, on 5 October 1808. He took part in the expedition to the Walcheren in July 1809 and was promoted to a Lieutenancy in the 71st Foot on 19 October 1809. He served with the 71st in the Peninsula from September 1813 to April 1814, being present at the battles of Nivelle, Nive, and Toulouse, and also at the battle of Waterloo.