Orders, Decorations, Medals and Militaria (16 April 2020)

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Date of Auction: 16th April 2020

Sold for £4,600

Estimate: £3,600 - £4,400

Waterloo 1815 (Lieut. J. Nicholson, 3rd Batt. 14th Reg. Foot.) fitted with steel clip and silver bar suspension, nearly extremely fine £3,600-£4,400


John Nicholson was born at Brigg and christened at Wraby, Lincolnshire, on 21 October 1791. He joined the Hertfordshire Militia as an Ensign on 4 December 1812, and was appointed Ensign, from the Hertfordshire Militia, in the 14th Foot on 25 December 1813, having provided 30 volunteers to the 14th Foot from his Militia. Promoted to Lieutenant in April 1815, he fought with the 14th at the battle of Waterloo and also at the taking of Cambray, and was placed on half-pay in March 1816. He is shown as being a Tax Surveyor in 1929, and was commissioned Ensign (late Lieutenant half-pay 14th Foot) in the East York Regiment of Militia on 2 June 1855, was subsequently appointed acting Quartermaster and was still serving in this position until at least 1864.