The Collection of Medals formed by The Late John Hillard

Date of Auction: 31st March 2010

Sold for £5,100

Estimate: £3,400 - £3,800

The Waterloo Medal awarded to Private S. Sifton, who participated in the famous charge of the Scots Greys

Waterloo 1815 (Samuel Sifton, 2nd or R.N. Brit. Reg. Drag.), old silver hinged suspension bar, contact marks, edge bruising and polished, thus fine or better £3400-3800


Samuel Sifton was born near Broomyard, Herefordshire and enlisted in the 2nd (Royal North British) Dragoons at Worcester in July 1805, aged 18 years. Subsequently present in the regiment’s famous charge at Waterloo as a member of Captain Payne’s No. 2 Troop, he was eventually discharged in consequence of ‘being worn out through length of service’ in November 1827, after 22 years with the Colours - his discharge papers noting the award of a further two years service in respect of the Waterloo campaign.