The Brian Kieran Collection

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Date of Auction: 16th September 2010

Sold for £1,500

Estimate: £1,600 - £1,800

Waterloo 1815 (Joseph Maycock, 1st Regiment Life Guards), old replacement silver clip and hinge-bar suspension, edge bruising, contact marks and polished, fine £1600-1800


Joseph Maycock was born in Barnsley, Yorkshire, and enlisted in the 1st Life Guards in September 1801, aged 22 years. He subsequently served with the Colours for 17 years and was present at Waterloo, being awarded two years service on the same occasion - at Waterloo the 1st Life Guards formed part of the Household Brigade and took part in Uxbridge’s charge against D’Erlon’s Corps, the regiment suffering casualties of 18 killed and 43 wounded. Maycock was discharged in December 1818 in consequence of ‘broken health from injuries and accidents in the Peninsula and in France’, his regiment having earlier been present in the actions at Vittoria and Toulouse (his discharge papers refer).