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

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Date of Auction: 2nd April 2004

Sold for £1,450

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,200

Waterloo 1815 (John Woolridge, 11th Reg. Light Dragoons) fitted with steel clip and ring suspension, light contact marks, very fine £1000-1200


John Woolridge was born at Winkfield, Windsor, Berkshire, in 1792, and enlisted at Hounslow on 28 September 1814, aged 22 years. He served in Captain Bourchier’s Troop at Waterloo, and was discharged at Canterbury on 17 March 1819, due to having been ruptured by his horse rearing and falling back on him in July 1818, while stationed in France. He was admitted to out-pension at Chelsea Hospital in March 1819 and served for a further 1 year 7 months in the 1st Veteran Battalion. John Woolridge died of bronchitis as an in-pensioner at Chelsea Hospital on 17 December 1872, aged 79. Sold with copy discharge papers and death certificate.