The Robin Scott-Smith Collection of Medals to Casualties

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Date of Auction: 17th July 2019

Sold for £2,400

Estimate: £2,400 - £2,800

The Waterloo Medal awarded to Private John McKechnie, 42nd Royal Highlanders, who was wounded at Quatre Bras and died just two months later whilst on passage to England

Waterloo 1815 (John M’Kechnie, 42nd or R.H. Reg. Infantry.) fitted with original steel clip and ring suspension, nearly very fine £2,400-£2,800


Provenance: Samson Collection, Glendining’s, June 1991.

John M’Kechnie served at Waterloo in Captain Robert Boyle’s Company and was wounded at Quatre Bras on 16 June 1815. He died on 18 August 1815, whilst on passage to England, probably as a result of his wounds.