Waterloo Medal

  • Medal instituted on 10 March 1816.
  • Medal awarded to any soldier of the British Army (including members of the King's German Legion) who took part in one or more of the following battles: Battle of Ligny (16 June 1815), Battle of Quatre Bras (16 June 1815), and the Battle of Waterloo (18 June 1815).
  • The obverse of this medal bears the effigy of the Prince Regent with the inscription 'GEORGE P. REGENT', while the reverse depicts the seated figure of Victory with the words 'WELLINGTON' and 'WATERLOO' below and the date 'JUNE 18 1815'.
  • A total of 39,000 were awarded.
  • Battle of Waterloo — fought on Sunday, 18 June 1815, near Waterloo.



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