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Sold on 8 December 1994

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An Important Collection of Waterloo Medals


№ 87


8 December 1994

Hammer Price:

WATERLOO 1815 (Serj. William Porteous, 2nd or R.N. Brit. Reg. Drag.) fitted with contemporary silver clip and bar suspender, some contact wear to the obverse, otherwise good very fine

This lot was sold as part of a special collection, An Important Collection of Waterloo Medals.

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William Porteous was born in Stenton in the county of Haddington, and enlisted at the age of seventeen. He was a Sergeant in Captain Poole's troop at Waterloo where he suffered no less than eight lance wounds in various parts of his body, in addition to his left elbow joint becoming anchylosed from another wound. He was discharged to pension at Chelsea Hospital on 30 October 1816, his papers carrying the following commendation from his commanding officer, Lieut. Colonel Isaac Clarke: 'A worthy, good man, dreadfully wounded at Waterloo, a loss to his regiment.'