Waterloo Medal

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Waterloo Medal

The Waterloo Medal was 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 medal was issued in 1816–17 to every soldier present at one or more of these battles. They were also credited with two years extra service and pay, to count for all purposes. The soldier was known and described as a 'Waterloo Man'.[1]


The medal was made of silver and is 37mm wide. The obverse of the medal depicts the head of the Prince Regent with the inscription 'GEORGE P. REGENT'. The reverse depicts the seated figure of Victory with the words 'WELLINGTON' and 'WATERLOO' below and the date 'JUNE 15 1815'.


None issued.


The ribbon passes through a large iron ring on top of the medal and is crimson with dark blue edges each approximately 7mm wide.

Waterloo Medal

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