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Waterloo Medal

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Date added: 23 Feb 2015

The Waterloo Medal was awarded to any soldier of the British Army who took part in one or more of the following battles in the 3 days starting 16th June 1815

Battle of Ligny - 16th June

Battle of Quatre Bras - 16th June

and the Battle of Waterloo - 18th June 1815.

Those eligible also included the Kings German Legion (KGL)
These soldiers were credited with two additional years of service which increased their pension on retirement.

The 37mm wide silver medal has the words 'Wellington' above and 'Waterloo' below the seated figure of 'Victory'.

The obverse features the bust of the Prince Regent (later King George IV) of England with the words 'George P. Regent'

39,000 of these medals were awarded, so have you got one ?

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