The Robin Scott-Smith Collection of Medals to Casualties

Date of Auction: 17th July 2019

Sold for £2,400

Estimate: £2,200 - £2,600

The Waterloo medal awarded to Corporal Henry Morgan, 40th Foot, a veteran of the the expedition to South America in 1807, who was wounded in the left thigh at Salamanca and in the left leg at Waterloo

Waterloo 1815 (Corp. Henry Morgan, 1st Batt. 40th Reg. Foot.) fitted with replacement silver clip with silver bar suspension inscribed ‘PENINSULA’ and contemporary silver ribbon slide inscribed ‘MONTE VIDEO’, edge bruising and contact marks, otherwise better than good fine £2,200-£2,600


Henry Morgan was born in the Parish of Plymouth, Devon, and enlisted for the 40th Foot at Exeter on 25 September 1804, aged 20, for unlimited service, a baker by trade. He was promoted to Corporal in 1813 and was discharged at Glasgow on 19 January 1819, in consequence of ‘a Reduction in the Establishment of the Regiment... and diseased tibia occasioned by gunshot wounds.’ His conduct is stated to have been ‘very good, he served in South America, Peninsula, North America, and was wounded in the Left Thigh at Salamanca, and in the Left Leg at Waterloo.’

Sold with copied discharge papers.