Orders, Decorations, Medals and Militaria to include a Fine Collection of Napoleonic Medals (25 March 2015)

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Date of Auction: 25th March 2015

Sold for £2,600

Estimate: £2,500 - £3,000

Waterloo 1815 (John Andrews, 1st Reg. Dragoon Guards) fitted with steel clip and ring suspension, clip a little loose, edge bruising and contact marks, otherwise nearly very fine £2500-3000


John Andrews was born at Peterborough, Northamptonshire, circa 1796, a Slater by trade. He enlisted into the 1st Dragoon Guards in 1808 and was discharged in January 1817 in consequence of wounds received at Waterloo. He was admitted as an out-pensioner at Chelsea Hospital on 27 January 1817 due to ‘Imperfect use of the Rt. arm by a wound at Waterloo. Marks of wounds, one on Rt. side & one on Rt. arm.’ Sold with copied Chelsea Hospital entry (WO/120).