Lot Archive


№ 32


6 July 2004

Hammer Price:

Waterloo 1815 (Serj. John Worthington, 2nd Batt. Coldstream Gds.) fitted with steel clip and bar suspension, very fine £1400-1600

John Worthington was born in the Parish of Yoxall, near Litchfield, Stafford, and enlisted into the Coldstream Guards at Silverhill, Sussex, on 23 November 1803, aged 18 years. He served a total of 15 years 142 days, including 2 years for Waterloo, where he served in Lieutenant-Colonel Hon. E. Acheson’s company, and was discharged in London on 13 April 1817, in consequence of ‘having asthma, the effects of service abroad.’ He was a Sergeant for the last 8 years 200 days and was described as a Nailor by trade. Sold with copy discharge papers.