1812 History

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  • Waterloo Medal
        This was the first group of medals issued by the British Government to all soldiers present at a battle, even to those who were below the rank of Officer. In the past only the commanding General was awarded medals. It was issued in 1815 for the Battle of Waterloo. This ...
      This was the first group of medals issued by the British Government ...
  • Military General Service Medal
        The Military General Service Medal was not authorized until 1847, 34 years after the last battle it commemorates due to the objections of Wellington. Queen Victoria is depicted on the reverse of the medal, eventhough she was only a girl at the time of the fighting. In order for soldiers ...
      The Military General Service Medal was not authorized until 1847, 34 years ...
  • Long Service and Good Conduct Medal
        The Long Service and Good Conduct Medal was issued by the British Government. The medal was instituted in 1830 and was awarded to soldiers for exemplary conduct for 21 years service in the infantry and 24 years in the cavalry. This medal was issued to Sergeant Angus Cooke, who lived ...
      The Long Service and Good Conduct Medal was issued by the British ...
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