The Collection of Medals formed by the late John Darwent

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Date of Auction: 2nd April 2004

Sold for £2,800

Estimate: £1,200 - £1,400

Waterloo 1815 (David Dallace, 1st or Royal Dragoons) fitted with steel clip and ring suspension, nearly very fine £1200-1400


David Dallace was born in Dunfermline, Fife, circa 1779, and enlisted into the Fifeshire Fencible Cavalry on 25 March 1795. He served with that unit until 10 March 1800, when he enlisted into the 1st Dragoons at Hythe, Kent, aged 21 years. He served five years in the Peninsula and at the battle of Waterloo where he was wounded in the left leg by a bayonet. He was discharged at Dublin due to a reduction of the regiment on 18 November 1818, aged 40 years. Sold with copy discharge papers.