1st (Royal Scots) Regiment Cross Belt Plate c.1812
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- This is a brass cross belt plate of the 1st (Royal Scots) Regiment. It is rectangular with an oval scotch thistle in the centre with lettering (illegible) around it and a crown on top. There is also a banner at the bottom. The belt plate measures 5.5cm x7cm and 2 cm thick.
The first battalion came to Canada in August 1812 and stayed until July 1815. They fought at the battle of Lundy's lane, Chippawa, Black Rock/Buffalo, the Fort George blockade, Fort Erie, Longwood, and Cook`s Mills.
The fourth battalion also did duty at Quebec from June 1814 to July 1815. The regiment was authorized to wear “Niagara” on its colours. Commanding Officers for the 1st Battalion included Thomas Deane (September 1812- March 1813 & September 1814 to February 1815), John Gordon (April-November 1813) who was wounded at Chippawa and mortally wounded at Fort Erie and Archibald Stewart (December 1813-August 1814).
The 4th battalion’s commanding Officer was Henry Frederick Muller (July 1814-February 1815).
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