Thursday 11 October 2012

Waterloo Medal 1815

This 1815 Waterloo Medal will be auctioned later this month - the estimate is £1800 - £2500.

The medal was awarded to Archibald Clark of the 1st Battalion, 92nd Regiment of Highlanders. Archibald Clark was born in the parish of Kilminver, Oban, County Argyle. Clark by trade a labourer enlisted in 1807 at the age of 21 with the 92nd regiment of Highland Infantry, Captain Dougald Campbell's Company. On the 11th of October 1816, aged 30 Clark was rendered unfit for service due to a wound received through the right knee from a musket ball in action with the enemy at Quatre Bras on the 16th June 1815.

Full details can be found here; Fellows Auctioneers, Birmingham B18 6JA or or here

I found this article in the lifestyle magazine Live24/7 for October 2012.


1 comment:

Gavin Syme (GBS) said...

Makes one realise we live in such stable times eh. I would love to have such an object in my possession but it seems most unlikely to happen.

I wonder who and for what it will sell at auction.