Orders, Decorations, Medals and Militaria (24 & 25 February 2016)

Date of Auction: 24th & 25th February 2016

Sold for £4,600

Estimate: £3,600 - £4,000

Three: Private James Philpot, Grenadier Guards, wounded at Waterloo

Military General Service 1793-1814, 2 clasps, Nivelle, Nive (James Philpot, 1st Foot Gds.); Waterloo 1815 (James Philpott, Grenad. Guards.) fitted with original steel clip and bar suspension; Army L.S. & G.C., W.IV.R. (James Philpot, Grenadier Guards. 1831.) fitted with original steel clip and bar suspension, the second with heavy edge bruise on obverse and polished, better than good fine, contact marks otherwise very fine or better (3) £3600-4000


Ex Sotheby, March 1979; Christies, February 1989.

James Philpot was born in the Parish of Bathford, near Bath, Somerset, and enlisted into the First Foot Guards at Trowbridge on 28 December 1810, aged 17 years. According to his record of service he ‘Went to Corunna in 1812, was engaged at Bayonne, came home in 1814, went to Flanders in 1815. Was at Waterloo, Peronne and Paris, wounded in the wrist at Waterlooo, returned to Cambray and came to England in 1817.’ He was discharged at his own request on 13 July 1831. Sold with copied discharge papers and other research.