Waterloo Medal, James Wigginton, 52nd Regiment of Foot, a 20 year Army Veteran, naming has been partially renamed for him.
The original naming of the medal has been altered in a contemporary style.
The naming reads: “** James Wigginton. 1st Batt. 52th Reg. Foot. **”
The name “James Wigginton” and “52” are neatly engraved in place of the original name and regimental number, the remainder is officially impressed with original stars.
The medal was last spotted in Glendinings, July 1908 sale, where it is described as having engraved naming.
He is on the medal roll but his name is down incorrectly as “Joshua Wiggenton” of the 1st Battalion 52nd Regiment of Foot.
James Wigginton, was born in North Gate, Canterbury, Kent. He first attested for service on 6th December 1813 at London for the 52nd Regiment of Foot.
He would see a long 19 years and 175 days service until 1833, with another 2 added on for his participation at Waterloo, his service totalled 21 years and 175 days.
He had spent a number of years overseas:
1 Year in Holland, 3 Years 8 Months in France, 8 years 4 Months in North America.