An Important Collection of Waterloo Medals

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Date of Auction: 8th December 1994

Sold for £1,800

Estimate: £1,800 - £2,200

WATERLOO 1815 (Serjeant David Dunn, 2nd or R.N. Brit. Reg. Drag.) fitted with original steel clip and ring suspender, some light edge bruises and contact marks but generally very fine

Footnote

David Dunn was born in Leith, near Edinburgh and enlisted there at the age of twenty one, on 2 August 1800. He was a Sergeant in Captain Payne's troop at Waterloo, where he was severely wounded. Admitted to Chelsea Hospital on a pension of 1 shilling per day, 15 May 1817, in consequence of 'spitting of blood from fractured ribs by falling with two horses killed under him at Waterloo, and wounded left leg the same day.' His conduct was described as 'extremely good, behaved with great gallantry at Waterloo June 18th, 1815.'