A Collection of Militaria to the Gloucestershire Regiment (28th and 61st Foot)

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Date of Auction: 24th February 2016

Sold for £3,800

Estimate: £2,400 - £3,000

Waterloo 1815 (Assist. Surg. A. Stewart, 28th Regiment Foot.) fitted with replacement steel clip and silver bar suspension engraved on both sides ‘Quatre Bras 16 June 1815 / Obt. in Jamaca 20th Octr. 1837’, edge bruising and contact marks, otherwise nearly very fine £2400-3000

Footnote

Alexander Stewart qualified Bachelor of Arts, Trinity College, Dublin, in 1812, and was appointed Assistant Surgeon, 6th Garrison Battalion, on 25 November 1813. Placed on half-pay, 5 February 1815, he exchanged to full pay in the 28th Foot on 9 February 1815, and served with that regiment at Quatre Bras and Waterloo. Placed on half-pay in August 1819, he exchanged to the 2nd Dragoons on 1 March 1821, and was appointed Surgeon on the Staff on 15 May 1835. He died at Falmouth in Jamaica on 20 October 1837.