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

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Date of Auction: 2nd April 2004

Sold for £1,550

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,200

Waterloo 1815 (James Osborne, 16th or Queen’s Light Drag.) fitted with steel clip and an elaborate silver bar suspension, light contact marks, otherwise good very fine £1000-1200


James Osborne was born at Pancridge, Surrey, in 1775, and enlisted into the 16th Light Dragoons on 28 January 1795, aged 20 years. He served in Portugal, Spain and France continuously from April 1809 until the end of the campaign in 1814, during which time the regiment took part in the battles of Talavera, Busaco, Fuentes D’Onor, Salamanca, Vittoria, and Nive. He embarked for Flanders in April 1815, and served at the battle of Waterloo. Returning to Ireland early in 1816, he was discharged at Dublin on 29 January 1817, on reduction of the regiment. He was admitted to pension at Kilmainham Hospital and continued to serve in the 1st Veterans Battalion until 23 June 1821. Sold with copy discharge papers and full Muster Roll details.