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William Holliday's Battle of Waterloo Waterloo Medal

 

The medal was found about 40 years ago in a paddock in Box Hill Melbourne Victoria. Present date June 2008

In these exact words:  "William Holliday 2nd Batt, 30th Reg, Foot.

Pictures and the finder of the medal are from
Tim Goessling

 

Ribbon: Red with blue edges.
 
Instituted: 10 March 1816.
Awarded: To all who participated in the Battle of Waterloo, also Ligny and Quatre Brass

These pictures are not to be reproduced in any way. The medal is engrave with the recipients name and other Items, It remains the property of the locater Tim Gosslin

Though styled the Waterloo Medal, it was awarded to anyone who had taken part in one or more of the following battles Ligny, 16th June; Quatre Bras, 16th June; Waterloo, 18th June. 

It is also the first campaign medal awarded to the next-of-kin of men killed in action. (

It is not generally known that this medal also has another distinction in that it was the first on which the recipient's name was impressed around the edge by machine.

 
 
References
Military records  ,Pay rolls, Pay Musters, Cemetery Records, Church Records & General Muster Records, Mitchell Library ,Sydney Australia
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