Waterloo 1815, with replacement steel clip and ring suspension. Matthew Charlton, 1st Regiment Life Guards. Fine
Matthew Charlton was born at Alston, Cumberland, trade a miner and enlisted in 1811. He served in the Peninsula and was present at the battle of Vittoria. Promoted to Corporal in 1819, he was discharged in 1833. He had served as a Corporal of Horse for over 14 years.
The 1st Lifeguards suffered 26 killed and 53 wounded out of a total present of 228 men. Roll shows wounded at Waterloo, 30% casualties.