The Collection of Medals formed by the late John Darwent

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Date of Auction: 2nd April 2004

Sold for £1,700

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,200

Waterloo 1815 (Paymaster Serj. R. White, 7th Regiment Hussars) fitted with steel clip and ring suspension, contact wear and pitting to the reverse, otherwise nearly very fine £1000-1200


Robert White was born at Wincanton, Somerset, circa 1776, and enlisted into the 7th Hussars at London on 14 December 1804, aged 28 years. After 3 years 236 days serving as a private he was appointed to Paymaster Sergeant, a position he held for over 19 years. He served during the campaign of 1808-09, the campaign of 1813-14, and the battle of Waterloo. He was discharged on 12 January 1828, being completely worn out from length of service. He subsequently resided in Dublin and died on 6 May 1850. He is also entitled to the M.G.S. Medal for Orthes and Toulouse. Sold with copy discharge papers.