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 £2,400

Estimate: £1,800 - £2,200

Waterloo 1815 (Corp. John Shipley, 2nd Batt. 3rd Reg. Guards.) fitted with original steel clip and replacement ring suspension, with ornate silvered slip bar on ribbon, light edge bruising and contact marks, nearly very fine £1800-2200


Corporal John Shipley served in Lieutenant-Colonel Henry Rooke’s Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Foot Guards, in the Waterloo campaign. He first appears in the musters in 1811 and as a Corporal from 1815 until 20 March 1818, when he is shown as having deserted.