Waterloo, 1815 – 3rd Battalion Grenadier Guards
(John Hawes, 3rd Batt. Grenad. Guards)
Private John Hawes is confirmed on the Waterloo Medal roll as having served with Lieutenant Colonel Reeve’s Company. Chambers’ ‘Men of the 1st Foot Guards at Waterloo’ gives his name as JOHN HAWS / HAWES, with the information that he was a Suffolk labourer, born c.1782, who enlisted in 1806 and served in the Peninsula at Corunna.
He died in 1842 at Denham, Suffolk, and was therefore never issued an M.G.S.
Well-worn and heavily polished to obverse, but with clear naming, edge bruising and nicks, otherwise fine