Waterloo 1815 (CAPT. JOHN JENKINS, 11th REG. LIGHT DRAGOONS.) fitted with original steel clip and ring suspension.
John Jenkins was born at Ledbury, Devonshire 6 January, 1789. He first entered the army and joined the 11th Light Dragoons in 1807, at the age of 18. He served in Ireland, Portugal, Spain, the Netherlands, France, India. Lieutenant 31 December 1807, by purchase; Captain 22 Dec 1814, by purchase. Captain Jenkins served in 1812 under Major General Victor Alton on the banks of Abouda and under Sir S. Cotton at Terre de Silla. At Badajoz, Salamanca, Monstere, Burges. In Flanders under his Grace the Duke of Wellington on the 16th and 17th June 1815 and at the Battle of Waterloo. At the siege and capture of Bhurtpoor 18 January, 1826. Captain Jenkins was wounded at Badajoz! In 1819 he married Isabella Patton at Cawnpore and had four children.
Jenkins died at Brighton on October 3rd, 1840 at the age of 52. Had he lived, Captain Jenkins would have been entitled to the Military General Service medal and Army of India medal for his service in the Peninsular War and at Bhurtpoor, respectively. Sold with copied research papers and correspondence including his death certificate, marriage certificate of his daughter, black and white photograph of his original portrait painting, numerous letters of research, graveside photos. Captain Jenkins and the 11th Light Dragoons are pictured in the famous photograph of Prince Albert escorted enroute from Dover to London prior to his marriage to the Queen 7th February 1840.