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Title Waterloo medal
Nationality British
Period 1815

'RICH. CHILTON, DRIVER, ROYAL HORSE ARTILLERY'. Driver Richard Chilton served in Lt. Col. Robert Gardiner's 'E' Troop at Waterloo. With copy of medal roll and original split ring suspender. EF.

This troop was fiercely engaged in the action at Quatre Bras on 16 June 1815, defending the retreat of Wellington's army as part of the rearguard. They were subsequently engaged on the day of the Battle of Waterloo (18 June) as a liaison element with the arrival of the Prussians on the field and in the subsequent final assault on the French army at the end of the day.

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[Militaria : Medals : British : 19th Century]


Received it in the post this morning, a very nice surprise.

M S, UK, 28.01.2012

Just a quick mail to let you know the medals arrived today, very pleased with them and your service.

S S, UK, 10.03.2010