A Collection of Waterloo Medals

Date of Auction: 4th March 2020

Sold for £2,200

Estimate: £2,200 - £2,800

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’.