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Waterloo medal sells for £1,000 at Fakenham auctioneers





A Waterloo medal more than 200 years old has sold at auction for £1,000.

The medal, sold at James and Sons of Fakenham, was named to Thomas Wilson 1st Battalion, 71st Regiment of Foot (Highlanders).

They saw action as part of the 3rd Brigade at the Battle of Waterloo in June 1815. The 1st Battalion served in Captain Archibald Armstrong’s Company and suffered one officer and 24 other ranks killed, and 14 officers and 160 rank and file wounded.

The medal was sold at an auctioneers in Fakenham
The medal was sold at an auctioneers in Fakenham
This Waterloo medal sold for £1,000
This Waterloo medal sold for £1,000

Auctioneer David James said: “This is the eighth Waterloo Medal we have sold in recent times and they always attract a lot of attention.”

Items of militaria are a regular feature of James and Sons auctions.



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