William Watt, 2nd or R.N. Brit. Reg. Drag.
With original steel clip and silver bar suspension
William Watt was born c.1785, at Inveresk, Midlothian, and enlisted at Edinburgh 1805, aged 16. By trade a blacksmith he served as a regimental farrier and was in Captain Cheyney’s Troop at the battle of Waterloo. He was discharged on 23 October 1821, in consequence of ‘being unfit for further service, being subject to chronic rheumatism which incapacitates him from performing his duty as a farrier.’ Sold with comprehensive research including copied pay lists and discharge papers.
A few light surface marks, better than