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  • Baldwin's - Buy and Sell Rare Coins - Waterloo Medal to Lt Alex. Smith, 91st Foot - Military Medals and Decorations
    Smith 1st Batt 91st Reg Foot officially impressed Lightly toned obverse edge bump at 8 o clock and small dig to cheek a bold very fine Initially Alexander Smith appears to have served as an Ensign in the Royal West India Rangers and may well have served in their campaigns in Guadeloupe being promoted to Lieutenant without purchase on the 24th of February 1810 Whether he was originally from one of the many Scottish plantation estates in the Caribbean is suspected but as yet unconfirmed He subsequently exchanged into the 91st Argyllshire Highlanders Foot on September the 1st 1810 after the battalion s return to Britain from the Walcheren Expedition Whilst not entitled to an MGS medal the 91st Argyllshire Highlanders regimental history by Goff states that he served with the regiment during its second visit to the Peninsula in September 1812 having left Spain at Corunna in 1809 which would theoretically include the battles at Vittoria Nivelle Bayonne and Toulouse where the 91st were heavily involved Why he was not awarded the MGS is not presently known He was present at the Battle of Quatre Bras where the 91st played a distinguished role but having already fought on the 16th of June at the Battle of Waterloo just two days later the 91st were used to guard the far right flank of the British line where Lieutenant Smith would have been present as one of the officers in Captain A J Callender s Company No 4 He later exchanged into the 42nd Foot Royal Highlanders onto half pay on the 30th of September 1819 Sold with copy roll mentions London Gazette mentions and some useful research still worthy of further detailed research into the recipient s origins Coins 2143 Commemorative Medals 108 Military Medals and Decorations 133 Tokens 86

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  • Baldwin's - Buy and Sell Rare Coins - Waterloo Medal to Drummer John Jepson, G. Guards - Military Medals and Decorations
    Medals and Decorations Military Medals and Decorations Next Item Previous Item Waterloo Medal to Drummer John Jepson G Guards Price 4 250 Item Reference JM57088 Add To Basket Add To Wishlist WATERLOO MEDAL 1815 with original steel clip and privately made replacement straight bar suspension of slightly crude manufacture John Jepson 2nd Batt Grenad Guards officially impressed Once cleaned light obverse contact marks otherwise about very fine ex Bonhams auction 7 October 2009 lot 9 Drummer John Jepson was born c 1794 in Danbury Essex and he enlisted for service in the 2nd Grenadier Guards at Leicester 1 April 1813 having previously served in the 1st West Yorkshire Militia Sold with copy roll mention confirming Private John Jepson as having served with the Light Company of the 2nd Battalion Grenadier Guards under Lieutenant Colonel Pack and entry in The Men of the 1st Foot Guards at Waterloo and Beyond by Barbara J Chambers showing his rank as a Drummer Coins 2143 Commemorative Medals 108 Military Medals and Decorations 133 Tokens 86 Banknotes and Paper Ephemera 103 Books 637 My Basket You have 70 items in your basket Basket Subtotal 99 825 00 View Basket Go To Checkout My Wish List

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  • Baldwin's - Buy and Sell Rare Coins - Waterloo Medal to Joseph Baynum, Royal Horse Guards - Military Medals and Decorations
    the Kings Dragoon Guards was personally led by Major General Lord Edward Somerset against the French centre This Brigade was made up of the very finest mounts far superior to those available to the French and the men themselves were muscular and tall and well trained in swordsmanship Where they lacked was in the quality of their swords and in their somewhat rash attitude Crossing the sunken lane of the Chemin d Ohain they then moved past the Allied Infantry which was largely in squares to defend against the French cuirassiers and then charged The timing of this charge and that of the Union Brigade just shortly afterwards was of key importance to the outcome of the battle of Waterloo the Household Brigade fought sabre to sabre routing and scattering the French cuirassiers Despite vain attempts to recall the charging cavalry they continued onwards to approach the flank of Aulard s brigade which was already receiving a counter attack from Kempt s forces The psychological effect of the cavalry attack was instantaneous Aulard s brigade broke and fled allowing the British heavy cavalry to pursue and devastate the escaping battalions of the 51st and 19th Ligne towards and past La Haye Sainte Colonel Fuller of the King s Dragoon Guards was killed here by French skirmishers having cried out to his men On to Paris At this point the Household Brigade on blown horses and largely without reserves found themselves in a dangerous position exposed to French gunfire from Schmitz s Brigade This charge did buy sufficient time for Wellington to bring much needed reserves to La Haye Sainte before Napoleon launched a counter attack sending Jacquinot s Lancers in pursuit of the highly disorganised and fragmented British Cavalry The losses sustained by the Household Brigade at this stage prevented

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  • Baldwin's - Buy and Sell Rare Coins - Brunswick Waterloo Medal to Cornet Niemeier, Hussars, WIA - Military Medals and Decorations
    in large capitals Lightly toned tiny lower obverse bruise and the occasional mark otherwise good very fine with some original lustre ex DNW 26 March 2009 lot 264 2100 Cornet Augustus Niemeier of the Brunswick Hussar Regiment also known as the Death s Head Hussars was severely wounded in action at Waterloo He later served as a Lieutenant prior to returning to civilian life as a Physician at Magdeburg He died in 1837 The Brunswick Hussars suffered three officers killed and seven wounded 43 men killed and 73 wounded at Quatre Bras and Waterloo The Hussars were led in their charge with the Uhlans at Quatre Bras by the Black Duke Frederick William of Brunswick Wolfenbüttel himself but were eventually driven off by the French with their Duke losing his life in the process At Waterloo they also took part in numerous charges during the fateful battle as part of the 7th British Cavalry Brigade and were one of the last cavalry units remaining to chase the fleeing French forces Interestingly of the 5872 Brunswick Troops that served during this two part battle 1556 27 were casualties only slightly less than the 31 of British participants Coins 2143 Commemorative Medals

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  • Baldwin's - Buy and Sell Rare Coins - WATERLOO MEDAL, 1815 - Military Medals and Decorations
    muscular and tall and well trained in swordsmanship Where they lacked was in the quality of their swords and in their somewhat rash attitude Crossing the sunken lane of the chemin d Ohain they then moved past the Allied Infantry which was largely in squares to defend against the French cuirassiers and then charged The timing of this charge and that of the Union Brigade just moment after was of key importance to the outcome of the battle of Waterloo the Household Brigade fought sabre to sabre routing and scattering the French cuirassiers Despite vain attempts to recall the charging cavalry they continued onwards to approach the flank of Aulard s brigade which was already receiving a counter attack from Kempt s forces The psychological effect of the cavalry attack was instantaneous Aulard s brigade broke and fled allowing the British heavy cavalry to pursue and devastate the escaping battalions of the 51st and 19th Ligne towards and past La Haye Sainte Colonel Fuller of the King s Dragoon Guards was killed here by French skirmishers having cried out to his men On to Paris At this point the Household Brigade on blown horses and largely without reserves found themselves in a dangerous position exposed to French gunfire from Schmitz s Brigade This charge did buy sufficient time for Wellington to bring much needed reserves to La Haye Sainte before Napoleon launched a counter attack sending Jacquinot s Lancers in pursuit of the highly disorganised and fragmented British Cavalry It was quite possibly at this stage of the battle that Private Edward Price was severely wounded by a French lance as the Lancers and assisting cuirassiers hit them in the flank at front respectively The wound was to Edward Price s left arm showing an attempt towards the torso and heart The losses sustained by the Household Brigade at this stage prevented them from playing any further offensive part in the battle but they continued to support the British and Allied Infantry against further French cavalry charges this is another possibility for Pte Edward Price s wound supplied added manpower to regiments who had suffered heavy casualties and took part in the final advance against the retreating French All in all the 1st Kings Dragoon Guards suffered some 11 officers killed wounded or missing and 264 rank and file killed wounded or missing The total of 275 casualties from an original unit strength of 530 shows what a high casualty rate they suffered 51 8 and just how heavily involved the 1st KDG were on the day Following a period of service in Ireland Private Edward Price was discharged from further service on the 21st of October 1837 having served 24 years and 139 days with an additionally added 2 years added to this having served at Waterloo at the age of 45 He was officially discharged on medical grounds the surgeon s report taken in Dublin on the 21st of October 1837 mentions I hereby certify this Private Edward

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  • Baldwin's - Buy and Sell Rare Coins - NAVAL GENERAL SERVICE MEDAL - Military Medals and Decorations
    Spink July 1974 Glendining October 1907 29 Poulton Williams joined the Royal Navy on the 13th of April 1812 was Midshipman in 1816 aboard the 74 gun HMS Superb during the battle at Algiers and the passed his examination on the 21st of October 1820 to become a Lieutenant At the culmination of a full career of over 50 years he was promoted to the rank of Commander on the 1st of July 1864 Sold with copy service details and roll page Genealogical research has shown that he retired to half pay at an address at No 2 Grovelands Brixton near Plymouth with his wife Maria He appears to have died in 1870 At Algiers a combined Anglo Dutch fleet attacked the heavily fortified city of Algiers on the 27th of August 1816 In retaliation for a number of attacks and raids on smaller vessels and in an attempt to free a number of Christian slaves held within the city the British and Dutch ships arrived and demanded compliance with their conditions With no answer forthcoming the first Algerian shot was fired at 3 15pm as the British and Dutch ships approached and in turn the combined fleet opened fire attacking the city s considerable fortifications and batteries Fire ships were sent into the harbour and in addition an ordnance sloop carrying 143 barrels of gunpowder was run ashore Thirty three Algerian vessels were destroyed and the city was greatly damaged by fire and cannonade The following day the Dey of Algiers agreed to the British demands releasing the slaves During the battle HMS Superb fired 4 500 round shot and suffered 8 killed and 84 wounded during the bombardment of Algiers Some 1 362 medals or clasps were issued for Algiers Coins 2143 Commemorative Medals 108 Military Medals and

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  • Baldwin's - Buy and Sell Rare Coins - NW Frontier & Army LSGC Pair to Sgt Bean, 22nd Foot - Military Medals and Decorations
    Contact Us Back To Military Medals and Decorations Military Medals and Decorations Next Item Previous Item NW Frontier Army LSGC Pair to Sgt Bean 22nd Foot Sold Item Reference KG58124 This item has recently been sold A Northwest Frontier and Army Long Service Pair awarded to Sergeant William James Bean 2nd Battalion 22nd Cheshire Regiment of Foot comprising India General Service Medal 1854 1895 single clasp Northwest Frontier 2377 Sgt W Bean H Ms 2nd Bn Regt Army Long Service and Good Conduct Medal VR 2nd type 7 Serjt Wm Jas Bean 2nd Bn 22nd Foot pair officially impressed medals loose sold with original associated Total Abstinence Medal India in silver dated 1862 Well polished but now toned suspensions a touch bent and loose with surface marks and areas of corresponding wear to impressed naming for mutual contact between medals fine 3 Sold with copied IGS roll entry confirming this award Coins 2143 Commemorative Medals 108 Military Medals and Decorations 133 Tokens 86 Banknotes and Paper Ephemera 103 Books 637 My Basket You have 73 items in your basket Basket Subtotal 109 475 00 View Basket Go To Checkout My Wish List You have no items on your wish list

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  • Baldwin's - Buy and Sell Rare Coins - IGS 1854-1895, single clasp, Pegu (Willm Westbury, 51st K.O.Lt. Infy.) - Military Medals and Decorations
    Item Reference FG46233 This item has recently been sold INDIA GENERAL SERVICE MEDAL 1854 1895 single clasp Pegu Willm Westbury 51st K O Lt Infy officially impressed in small upright capitals Sold with copy original roll mention confirming this award Coins 2143 Commemorative Medals 108 Military Medals and Decorations 133 Tokens 86 Banknotes and Paper Ephemera 103 Books 637 My Basket You have 73 items in your basket Basket Subtotal

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