A WATERLOO MEDAL & MINIATURE AWARDED TO ENSIGN THOMAS WEDGWOOD
WELLINGTON, THE NAPOLEONIC WARS AND WATERLOO, a commemoration in the 200th anniversary year of the battle of Waterloo (Lots 1-50)ENSIGN THOMAS WEDGWOOD, 3RD (SCOTS) FOOT GUARDS
A WATERLOO MEDAL & MINIATURE AWARDED TO ENSIGN THOMAS WEDGWOOD

CIRCA 1816-1817

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A WATERLOO MEDAL & MINIATURE AWARDED TO ENSIGN THOMAS WEDGWOOD
CIRCA 1816-1817
The rim of the medal named 'ENSIGN THO. WEDGEWOOD(sic), 2ND BATT. 3RD REG. GUARDS', in fitted glazed case with miniature

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Thomas Wedgwood (1797-1860), grandson of master potter Josiah Wedgwood, survived Waterloo having spent the day fighting at the Hougoumont farm house. He attained his Ensigncy on 11 January 1814, promoted to Lt. and Capt. on 28 December 1820 and to Capt. and Lt. Colonel on 31 December 1830. A letter written by Wedgwood to his mother the day after Waterloo describing the battle survives in the Wedgwood Museum Collection.
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