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 (George Briggs, 12th Reg. Light Dragoons) fitted with silver clip and bar suspension, some edge bruising, otherwise good very fine £1000-1200


George Briggs was born at Worthington, near Leicester, in 1791. He enlisted into the 12th Light Dragoons at Leicester on 18 June 1809, aged 18 years. He served in Portugal 1 year 2 months, in the Peninsula 3 years 2 months, and with the Army of Occupation in France for 3 years 7 months. During this period he was present at the battle of Vittoria and served in Captain Wallace’s Troop at Waterloo. He was discharged at Dublin on 12 October 1831, and died at Derby on 22 April 1852. He is also entitled to the M.G.S. Medal for Vittoria. Sold with copy discharge papers.