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WATERLOO MEDAL - CORPOREL 2ND BATT - 3RD REGT GUARDS- HOUGAMONT

THIS SCARCE AND HIGHLY DESIRABLE WATERLOO MEDAL TO A CORPORAL IN THE 2ND BATTALION 3RD REGIMENT OF GUARDS HAS IMPRESSED NAMING IN THE CORRECT SERIF STYLE AND IS IN GOOD CONDITION

THE MEDAL IS NAMED TO – : CORPORAL JOHNATHAN FOX – 2ND BATT – 3RD REGT. GUARDS :-

THE X IN THE SURNAME & 2N IN 2ND IS WORN OR BADLY STRUCK BUT A SCARCE MEDAL AS
THIS REGIMENT FOUGHT AT HOUGAMONT FARMHOUSE

OVER TIME THE LETTERS & NUMBERS ON THE THREE NAMING MACHINES WORE OUT AND WERE OFTEN REPLACED AS AND WHEN NEEDED BUT NOT BEFORE SOME MEDALS WERE ISSUED AND MANY ARE OFTEN SEEN DESCRIBED AS HAVING SOME LETTERS ETC ENGRAVED AND THIS MEDAL IS ONE BUT THE MISSING / WORN LETTERS ETC HAVE BEEN LEFT UNENGRAVED BY FOX – A MOST INTERESTING ARTICLE RELATING TO THIS ALONG WITH DETAILS OF HIS WATERLOO MEDAL COLLECTION WRITTEN BY THE OWNER/ CURATOR OF OUR BROADSTAIRS WATERLOO MUSEUM IS INCLUDED WITH MANY POINTS OF INTEREST- HE HAD OVER FIFTY

THE COMPOSITOR WAS LEFT TO DECIDE HOW LITTLE OR HOW MUCH INFORMATION COULD BE PLACED ON THE LIMITED SPACE AVAILIABLE ON THE EDGE ALLOWING FOR THE CONSIDERABLE VARIATION IN RANK / TITLE OF REGIMENT OR CORPS – LENGTH OF CHRISTIAN NAME & SURNAMES ANY REMAINING SPACE BETWEEN THE CLIP WAS CLOSED WITH STARS

THE TOP MOUNT HAS BEEN REPLACED IN SILVER AS MANY WERE DUE TO THE ORIGINAL STEEL MOUNT RUSTED AND STAINED THE UNIFORM

JOHNATHAN FOX SERVED IN LIEUT COLONEL MASTERS COMPANY & THE 2ND BATT 3RD GUARDS HAD A TOTAL OF 45 OFFICERS & 1061 ORs OF THESE 3 OFFICERS & 39 MEN WERE KILLED & 9 OFFICERS & 195 MEN WERE WOUNDED

ALL REASONABLE OFFERS WILL BE GIVEN CONSIDERATION – – – – – – – – – – UK POST £18

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