32nd or Cornwall Regiment of Foot Officer’s Waterloo Medal

An Officer’s 32nd or Cornwall Regiment of Foot Waterloo medal to Lt Samuel Hill Lawrence comprising an original clip and ring suspension on a replacement ribbon. Samuel Hill Lawrence was born in Ireland and became an Ensign in the 32nd Foot in January 1806 and Lieutenant in November 1807. He was with Captain Charles Wallett’s company and was wounded at Quatres Bras on 16th June. The regimental history states that of the 647 officers and men mustered on the morning of the 16th only 131 were standing on the evening of the 18th June. The 32nd came into action on the afternoon of the 16th at Quatres bras stopping the French advance and at Waterloo were stationed opposite the main French assaults.
His son,named after him, served with the 32nd in India and was awarded the Victoria Cross for his part in the Defence of Lucknow in part for conspicuous bravery when with only two of his men, he charged well in advance of his party and recaptured a 9-pounder gun.
Conditon is GF to VF and comes with research papers attesting Lawrence’s military career. The obverse is GF and the reverse is VF with one or two small edge knocks and strong definition on Prince Regent and the seated figure of victory.

£8,500.00

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