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


Estimate: £6,000 - £8,000

Waterloo 1815 (Lieut. R. Moore, 1st Batt. 40th Reg. Foot.) fitted with replacement steel clip and ring suspension, this loose, edge bruising and contact marks, otherwise very fine £6000-8000


Ex Sotheby 1879; Spink 1988; Christie’s 1991; Spink 2007.

Robert Moore was commissioned an Ensign in the 40th Foot on 9 October 1806, becoming Lieutenant on 14 April 1808. He served in the Peninsula from January 1810 to June 1812, and was present at the battle of Busaco, the first siege of Badajoz, the siege of Ciudad Rodrigo, and the siege and capture of Badajoz, being severely wounded in the storming of that place on 6 April 1812. He served in Captain Barnett’s company during the Waterloo campaign and was severely wounded at the battle of Waterloo. He was promoted to Captain on 20 July 1815, on the recommendation of Major Fielding Browne, Commanding 1/40th, who stated: ‘I beg particularly to recommend Lieut. Moore, who was severely wounded on the 18th instant, as well as on a former occasion in the Peninsula, and whom I have observed at all times to conduct himself in the most gallant manner.’ He was appointed Paymaster of the regiment in 1824 and served in that capacity until October 1834, when he retired on half-pay. Captain Moore died in 1845.