The Collection of Medals formed by the late John Seabrook

Date of Auction: 28th March 2002

Sold for £9,200

Estimate: £2,500 - £3,000

Waterloo 1815 (Capt. Hon. R. Moore, 2nd Batt. Coldstream Gds.) fitted with original steel clip and silver bar suspension, some edge bruises and light contact marks, otherwise very fine £2500-3000


The Honourable Robert Moore was born on 11 July 1793, second son of Stephen, 2nd Earl of Mountcashel, by Margaret, eldest daughter of the 2nd Earl of Kingston. He was appointed Ensign in the 2nd Battalion of the Coldstream Guards on 21 March 1811, and promoted to Lieutenant and Captain on 2 June 1814. At Waterloo he commanded the Light Comapny of the 2nd Coldstream which was so highly distinguished in the defence of the chateau of Hougoumont. Still only a young lad of 18 years, Moore was severely wounded during the battle on 18th June. The Light Company had only one other officer, Ensign Henry Gooch; the senior captain, William Lovelace Walton, being elsewhere engaged as Acting Adjutant of the Battalion. Moore was promoted to Captain and Lieutenant-Colonel on 1 April 1824, and on the same date went on Half Pay. He died unmarried on 2 November 1856.