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 £3,600

Estimate: £3,500 - £4,000

Waterloo 1815 (Lewis Jennings, 3rd Batt. Grenad. Guards.) fitted with replacement silver clip and straight bar suspension and contained in a fine contemporary fitted case together with a lead musket ball that presumably caused his wound at Waterloo, very fine £3500-4000

Footnote

Ex D.N.W., June 2005.

Lewis Jennings was born at Leeds, Yorkshire, and was a Framework Knitter by profession. He enlisted into the 3rd Battalion, Grenadier Guards, at Cork on 5 May 1812, aged 20, a volunteer from the 3rd West Yorkshire Militia. He served in the Peninsula at the battles of Nivelle and Nive (entitled to M.G.S.), and was in Lieutenant-Colonel Henry D’Oyly’s company at Waterloo, where he was severely wounded in the right knee on the 16th of June. He was discharged on 26 October 1818, on reduction of the Regiment.