A Collection of Waterloo Medals

Date of Auction: 4th March 2020

Sold for £2,200

Estimate: £1,800 - £2,200

Waterloo 1815 (Thomas Hunt, 2nd Batt. 3rd Reg. Guards.) fitted with steel clip and replacement ring suspension, very fine £1,800-£2,200


Thomas Hunt was born in the Parish of Hutton, Somerset, and enlisted for the 3rd Foot Guards on 25 September 1813, aged 27, a volunteer from the Oxford Militia, in which unit he had served for three years. He served in Lieutenant-Colonel Canning’s Company at Waterloo where they distinguished themselves in the defence of Hougoumont Farm. He was discharged at London on 5 August 1816, ‘being ruptured on both sides’, and was admitted to an out-pension at the Royal Hospital, Chelsea.