Waterloo Medal 1815 With original steel clip and replacement ring suspension. Bombardier Jonathan Taylor, Royal Foot Artillery. Fine


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Having been promoted to Second Captain in February 1814, Sinclair commanded one of the five ‘Field Brigades’ of the Royal Artillery at the battle of Waterloo, his battery having been previously commanded by Captain Frederick Gordon, who was at that time in Canada. John A. Wilson, a First Lieutenant under Sinclair, described the activities of Sinclair’s battery at Waterloo:

At the commencement of the action Captain Sinclair’s Brigade was posted near a windmill in a field on the left of the Brussels Road, and in rear of the village of Mont-St-Jean. When we were ordered into action we proceeded along the Nivelles road, took ground to the left, and formed on the right rear of La Haye Sainte between two and three hundred yards in front of the footpath…The smoke was so dense that I could not see distinctly the position of the French, being at that time ordered to direct my fire over the dead bodies of some horses in front.About three o’clock, our ammunition being nearly exhausted, we were charged by the French Cuirassiers, who in their turn were driven back by the 1st Dragoons (Royals). We retired behind the Squares formed in our rear…The gun on the left without the limber having been surrounded by the enemy’s cavalry, remained in their possession. Having received a supply of ammunition, we returned to our former position and recovered the gun. We were almost immediately ordered to the right, near Hougoumont. Whilst moving along the ground I could see the French advancing, apparently against the right, in heavy masses of close columns. We remained in our last position until twelve the next day. The ground on which we were posted was covered with the killed and wounded of the Imperial Guard. A wounded officer, who lay near me, told me he belonged to that body.’