Waterloo 1815 (John Birdsell, 2nd Reg. Life Guards.) fitted with steel clip and replacement ring suspension, contact marks to obverse, fine, reverse better £2,200-£2,800
John Birdsell enlisted in March 1813, aged 17, a gardener by trade from Tadcaster, Yorkshire. He served in the Peninsula and was discharged due to a disease of the lungs rendering him unfit for Regimental duty, being described as ‘efficient and a trustworthy soldier’.