Medals to Trumpeters from the Collection of Roderick Cassidy

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Date of Auction: 1st December 2004

Sold for £2,200

Estimate: £2,000 - £2,500

Waterloo 1815 (T. Britain, Trumpeter, 15th or King’s Reg. Hussars), old steel clip and ring suspension, edge bruising and polished, fine £2000-2500


(William) T. Britain was born in Grimsby, Nottinghamshire and enlisted in the 15th Hussars in May 1804, aged 21 years. A Trumpeter for many years, he was discharged in May 1823, when he was credited with two years of service for Waterloo.