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 £3,000

Estimate: £1,600 - £1,800

Waterloo 1815 (Serj. Wm. Brearley, 11th Reg. Light Dragoons.) fitted with original steel clip and later ring suspension, minor edge bruising, otherwise good very fine £1600-1800


William Brearley was born in the Parish of Underfield, near Rashdale, Lancaster in 1784. He enlisted into the 11th Light Dragoons on 3 April 1801 and served in Portugal in 1811 and 1812 and at Waterloo, where he was in Captain J. A. Schreiber’s troop. He was discharged on 16 February 1819, after 17 years 320 days service. He was ‘deemed worn out and unfit for service’ and described as a ‘good and attentive soldier’ who lived to claim the M.G.S. medal for Salamanca. Sold with copied discharge papers.