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: £1,800 - £2,200

Waterloo 1815 (William Patterson, 2nd Batt. Grenad. Guards.) fitted with original steel clip and small ring suspension, edge bruising and a little polished, otherwise nearly very fine £1800-2200


William Patterson was born at Barony, Lanarkshire, a Miner by trade. He had 8 years 5 months service with the Scots Greys prior to his enlistment into the Grenadiers Guards at Portsmouth on 6 April 1814, at the age of 34. He served in Lieutenant-Colonel Barclay’s company of the 2nd battalion and was wounded at Waterloo on 18th June. He was discharged on 3 January 1820, upon payment of £20.