Orders, Decorations, Medals and Militaria

To be Sold on: 17th March 2021

Estimate: £5,000 - £7,000

The Peninsula and Waterloo pair awarded to Lieutenant Andrew Heartley, Royal Horse Guards, Corporal Major of the regiment at Waterloo and later a Military Knight of Windsor

Military General Service 1793-1814, 2 clasps, Vittoria, Toulouse (Andw. Heartley, Corpl. R.H. Gds.); Waterloo 1815 (Corp. Andr.. Hartley, Royal Horse Guards) fitted with contemporary silver bar suspension, note spelling of surname, the first with heavy edge bruise, otherwise nearly very fine, the second with considerable contact wear and edge bruising with partial loss to first name, fine (2) £5,000-£7,000

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The Peninsula and Waterloo pair awarded to Lieutenant Andrew Heartley, Royal Horse Guards, Corporal Major of the regiment at Waterloo and later a Military Knight of Windsor

Military General Service 1793-1814, 2 clasps, Vittoria, Toulouse (Andw. Heartley, Corpl. R.H. Gds.); Waterloo 1815 (Corp. Andr.. Hartley, Royal Horse Guards) fitted with contemporary silver bar suspension, note spelling of surname, the first with heavy edge bruise, otherwise nearly very fine, the second with considerable contact wear and edge bruising with partial loss to first name, fine (2) £5,000-£7,000
Provenance: An Important Collection of Waterloo Medals, Buckland Dix & Wood, December 1994.

The pair is sold with an original watercolour portrait of the recipient as a Military Knight of Windsor wearing medals before Windsor Castle, 250 x 210 mm, this with a small tear at lower left corner.

Andrew Heartley was born on 22 October 1790, at Lofthouse, near Wakefield, Yorkshire, and enlisted into the Royal Horse Guards on 10 March 1810. He was present in the Peninsula at the battles of Vittoria and Toulouse, and also in the campaign of 1815 at the battle of Waterloo where, as the senior N.C.O., he was effectively Corporal-Major in which rank he was confirmed on 13 July 1815. He was commissioned Quarter Master, without purchase, on 12 December 1822, and was placed on half-pay on 1 January 1831. He was, for some 25 years, Captain and Adjutant of the East Kent Regiment of Yeomanry Cavalry. He lost his left hand in an accident whilst firing a canon at a review at Eastwell Park in Kent. His sad case was represented by Lord Winchelsea to William IV, who thereupon nominated him as a Military Knight of Windsor, being admitted on 20 July 1837. Andrew Heartley died at Windsor on 13 February 1861.