A Fine Collection of Napoleonic Medals and Artefacts

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Date of Auction: 25th March 2015

Sold for £3,600

Estimate: £4,000 - £5,000

Pair: Corporal Thomas Morgan, 14th Foot

Waterloo 1815 (Thomas Morgan, 3rd Batt. 14th Reg. Foot.) fitted with a later heavy silver clip and hinged bar suspension; Army of India 1799-1826, 1 clasp, Bhurtpoor (T. Morgan 14th Foot.) short hyphen reverse, officially impressed naming, light contact marks, otherwise good very fine and scarce (2) £4000-5000

Footnote

Ex J. B. Hayward, June 1975.

Thomas Morgan was born at Reading Berkshire. He enlisted, from the Berkshire Militia, into the 3rd Battalion, 14th Foot, in 1813, and served in Captain William Turner’s Company in the Waterloo campaign, also taking part in the storming of Cambrai and the advance into France. He transferred to the 2nd Battalion on 2 May 1816, and travelled to India with the battalion, serving at the siege and capture of Bhurtpoor in 1826. He was promoted to Corporal in 1828 and discharged in 1831. Sold with copied discharge papers.