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Duke of Wellington’s Waterloo Medal

Schools Waterloo 200

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About this Artefact by: Waterloo 200 Coordinator

Date added: 13 Mar 2015

The Waterloo medal was the first medal issued to all British soldier present at this battle and the actions at Quatre Bras and Ligny two days before. In contrast to earlier medals – like Wellington’s Peninsula Cross in gold, visible below – the Waterloo Medal was the same for the most junior private soldier as for the British Commander-in-Chief. This tradition of campaign medals continues in the British Army to this day.

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Thanks to the Apsley House

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