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
- 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.
- Military records ,Pay rolls, Pay Musters,
Cemetery Records, Church Records & General Muster Records, Mitchell Library
The information is intended for short Historical
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