Waterloo Medal to Lt Alex. Smith, 91st Foot
WATERLOO MEDAL, 1815, with replacement silver clip and straight bar suspension (Lieut. Alex. 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.
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.