The Brett Collection of Medals to The Buffs

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Date of Auction: 17th September 1999

Sold for £460

Estimate: £450 - £500

Military General Service 1793-1814, 2 clasps, Pyrenees, Toulouse (W. Ladbrook, 3rd Foot) edge bruising, otherwise very fine £450-500


Ex Seaby 1949 and Elson Collection 1963.

William Ladbrook was born in the Parish of Asson, Worcestershire, and attested for the 3rd Foot at Bromsgrove on 18 February 1813. He served ‘About 5 Months in England, 5 Years and 4 Months on the Continent, 3 Years in Ireland, 5 Years in New South Wales, 9 Years and 5 Months in India. Was present at the Battles of Heights of Mayo, Orthes, Nivelle, Toulouse, and at the Battle of Platsburgh in North America.’ He was discharged at Meerut, Bengal, on 31 August 1836. Sold with copy service papers.