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 £2,800

Estimate: £3,000 - £3,500

Pair: Private Bartholomew Ratcliff, 3rd Grenadier Guards

Military General Service 1793-1814, 1 clasp, Corunna (B. Ratcliffe, 1st Foot Guards); Waterloo 1815 (Barth. Ratcliff, 3rd Batt. Grenad. Guards.) fitted with original steel clip and bar suspension, edge bruising and contact marks, otherwise very fine (2) £3000-3500


Bartholomew Ratcliff was born at Stamford, Lincolnshire, and enlisted there for the Grenadier Guards on 22 August 1799. He was a private throughout his period of service, which included Portugal and Spain 1808-09, the battle of Corunna, and the actions at Quatre Bras and Waterloo. He was discharged at Windsor on 2 November 1818, being found to be rheumatic. Sold with copied discharge papers.