The Robin Scott-Smith Collection of Medals to Casualties

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Date of Auction: 17th July 2019

Sold for £2,000

Estimate: £2,400 - £2,800

The Waterloo Medal awarded to Private John Allen, 2nd Battalion, Coldstream Guards, who served in Colonel Abercrombie’s Company and was severely wounded in the left side by a musket ball at Hougoumont

Waterloo 1815 (John Allen, 2nd Batt. Coldstream Gds.) fitted with replacement silver clip and small ring suspension, several edge bruises and polished, otherwise good fine £2,400-£2,800

Footnote

John Allen was born in the Parish of Gladsmuir, Edinburgh, and enlisted for the Coldstream Guards at Tynemouth on 22 December 1813, aged 21, a shoemaker by trade. He served in Colonel Abercromby’s Company at Waterloo which was heavily engaged at Hougoumont and where he was severely wounded in the left side by a musket ball. He was discharged on 24 December 1818, in consequence of his wounds and also from being scrofulous.