Orders, Decorations and Medals (8 December 1994)

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Date of Auction: 8th December 1994

Sold for £2,400

Estimate: £2,400 - £2,800

WATERLOO 1815 (Serj. William Porteous, 2nd or R.N. Brit. Reg. Drag.) fitted with contemporary silver clip and bar suspender, some contact wear to the obverse, otherwise good very fine


William Porteous was born in Stenton in the county of Haddington, and enlisted at the age of seventeen. He was a Sergeant in Captain Poole's troop at Waterloo where he suffered no less than eight lance wounds in various parts of his body, in addition to his left elbow joint becoming anchylosed from another wound. He was discharged to pension at Chelsea Hospital on 30 October 1816, his papers carrying the following commendation from his commanding officer, Lieut. Colonel Isaac Clarke: 'A worthy, good man, dreadfully wounded at Waterloo, a loss to his regiment.'