A Collection of Waterloo Medals

Date of Auction: 4th March 2020

Sold for £1,000

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,200

Waterloo 1815 (Ja. Osbourne, Gunner, Royal Horse Artillery.) fitted with original steel clip and replacement ring suspension, heavy edge bruise obscuring ‘n’ of surname, some contact marks, otherwise nearly very fine £1,000-£1,200


James Orsbourne served in Lieutenant-Colonel Ross’s “A” Troop R.H.A. in the Waterloo campaign - listed as a ‘Driver’ in the published roll.

Driver Joseph (James) Osbourne, Royal Artillery Drivers, is also listed in the ‘Mullen’ and the ‘Vigors & Macfarlane’ rolls as being awarded a Military General Service Medal with 9 clasps, for Busaco, Fuentes d’Onor, Ciudad Rodrigo, Badajoz, Salamanca, Vittoria, Pyrenees, Nive, and Orthes (Sold at Glendining’s in February 1953 and Christie’s in April 1984).