Orders, Decorations, Medals and Militaria (2 April 2004)

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Date of Auction: 2nd April 2004

Sold for £2,800

Estimate: £2,000 - £2,500

Pair: James Ashton, Farrier, 1st Royal Dragoons

Military General Service 1793-1814, 3 clasps, Fuentes D’Onor, Vittoria, Toulouse (James Ashton, 1st Royal Dragoons); Waterloo 1815 (James Ashton, 1st or Royal Dragoons) fitted with steel clip and contemporary German silver bar suspension, this very lightly inscribed ‘James Ashton, Farrier, 1st Royl,’ minor edge bruising, therefore very fine, the first brilliant extremely fine (2) £2000-2500


James Ashton was born at Chute, near Andover, Wiltshire, circa 1778. He enlisted into the Hampshire Fencible Cavalry on 1 November 1799, and into the 1st Royal Dragoons, at Reading, on 25 March 1800. By trade a Farrier, he served 5 years in the Peninsula and at the battle of Waterloo.He was discharged to pension at Canterbury on 24 September 1822, due to length of service, then being forty years of age. Sold with copy discharge papers.