GET IT OFF YOUR CHEST

Scottish Field - - ANTIQUES -

A cam­paign chest be­long­ing to the Duke of Welling­ton’s Aide-de-Camp is due to go un­der the ham­mer. Brought in by a pri­vate ven­dor to Holts Auc­tion­eers, Sir Alexan­der Gor­don’s chest will be auc­tioned off on 21 June 2018. Killed at the Bat­tle of Water­loo in 1815, Lieu­tenant Colonel Alexan­der Gor­don was the third son of Lord Haddo and had joined the army in 1805. Hav­ing fought in the Penin­su­lar War in Spain dur­ing the Napoleonic Wars, he later be­came the Duke’s right-hand man. Although an es­ti­mate of £200-300 has been put on the chest, it is likely to go for con­sid­er­ably more.

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