Waterloo Medal to Drummer John Jepson, G. Guards
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.