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

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Date of Auction: 2nd April 2004

Sold for £4,600

Estimate: £2,500 - £3,000

Waterloo 1815 (John Martin, 2nd or R.N. Brit. Reg. Drag.) fitted with steel clip and ring suspension, contact marks and edge bruising, otherwise better than good fine £2500-3000


John Martin was born at Barony, near Glasgow, circa 1796. He enlisted into the 2nd Dragoons (Scots Greys) at Kilmarnock on 2 January 1813, aged 17 years. He served for one year ‘under age’ and then counted a total of 24 years and 199 days, including 2 years for Waterloo. He was discharged from Dundalk Barracks on 21 July 1835, as unfit for further service, then intending to reside and receive his pension at Leeds, where he eventually died on 3 August 1862. Sold with copy discharge papers.