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 £600

Estimate: £500 - £600

Waterloo 1815 (Captain Craig, 1st Batt. 4th Reg. Foot.) renamed in contemporary serif capitals, fitted with steel clip and ring suspension, minor edge bruising and contact marks, otherwise nearly very fine £500-600


David S. Craig was appointed Ensign in the 4th Foot, from 4th West India Regiment, on 30 August 1800; Lieutenant, 27 August 1803; Captain, 16 March 1809. He served in the Peninsula with the 1/4th from August 1808 to January 1809, with the 2/4th from May 1812 to January 1813, and with the 1/4th again in March and April 1814. He took part in the Corunna campaign, the battle of Salamanca, the retreat from Burgos, Villa Muriel and Bayonne. He afterwards served in North America in 1814-15 and was wounded at New Orleans, 8 January 1815. Captain Craig did not serve at the battle of Waterloo and left the regiment in 1820. There is a miniature portrait of this officer in the Museum of the King’s Own Royal Regiment in Lancaster.