An Important Collection of Waterloo Medals

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Date of Auction: 8th December 1994


Estimate: £1,400 - £1,600

Pair: Troop Sergeant Major William Farr, 15th Hussars

WATERLOO 1815 (Serjeant, 15th or King's Reg. Hussars) fitted with original steel clip and bar suspender, this damaged at centre, and silver ribbon slide; MILITARY GENERAL SERVICE 1793-1814, 3 clasps, Sahagun, Vittoria, Toulouse (Troop Serjeant Major, 15th Hussars) the first with some edge bruising and polishing, nearly very fine, the second good very fine, a scarce pair (2)


William Farr was born in Thulston, Leicesrershire, and enlisted there in December 1799, at the age of twenty. He served in the expedition to Corunna, in the Peninsula, and at Waterloo. His name is amongst those that appear in the Regimental History as having distinguished themselves in the Peninsula, the south of France and at Waterloo. Approximately 100 clasps were issued for Sahagun, mostly to men of the 15th Hussars.