The Press and Journal of Aberdeen Scotland published an article about a couple selling a family heirloom medal to raise money for a charity. The images below are from an earlier E-Sylum story on the Waterloo medal. I never tire of taking opportunities to illustrate this masterwork. -Editor A rare artefact from one of the most famous battles in European history will be sold by a Perth couple this weekend for charity.
The rare Waterloo medal has been in George Draffen’s family for more than 180 years.
It was presented to his ancestor Sergeant James Draffen, of the 2nd Battalion Grenadier Guards, after the battle in 1815.
Mr Draffen and his wife Lesley are auctioning the heirloom to raise money for forces charity Help for Heroes.
The award was the first true campaign medal and was issued to all ranks who fought in the battles of Waterloo, Ligny and Quatre Bras.
It is expected to sell for between £2,500 and £3,500 when it goes under the hammer at McTear’s Auctioneers in Glasgow on Saturday.
To read the complete article, see: Rare Waterloo medal to be sold for charity (www.pressandjournal.co.uk/Article.aspx/1276149)
Wayne Homren, Editor
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