Waterloo Medal 1815 With replacement silver ring suspension and steel ring . Sergeant John Rodgers, 32nd Foot NVF
John a native of Tynemouth enlisted in Dublin 7th October 1802, age 16, and served for 21 years, 229 days, including 2 years for Waterloo.
Another John Rogers is listed on the roll as a Private and this is in the D.C.L.I Museum Collection, this medal listed as a Drummer and it is a mystery while the medal is named as ‘Sergeant’. However, it did not stop Lieutenant Colonel Eaton having it as his example of the 32nd in his collection before 1880 when the catalogue of his collection was published.!
Later Chaylesmore Collection 1908.
At the battle of Quatre Bras on June the 16th the 32nd were involved in some of the hardest fighting and suffered 3 officers and 20 men killed, and 12 officers and 225 men wounded. On the 18th at Waterloo the 32nd formed part of Pictons counter attack and by the end of the day suffered a further 174 killed and wounded.
Sold with copied papers.