Regiment De Watteville Cross Belt Plate
Description
Sponsors
1812 History
Department of Canadian Heritage This item is a part of the 1812 History digitization project. This project was made possible with the support of the Department of Canadian Heritage through the Canadian Culture Online Strategy.
Media Type
Object
Description
This rectangular brass cross belt plate is stamped with a crown and “GR” cipher with an inscription: “MAIDA” (above crown) and “Reg. de. Watteville” (below cipher)

This was a regiment of Swiss mercenaries in the British Service. Commanding officers included Abraham-Louis-Charles de Watteville (May-September 1813), Carl Vicktor Fischer (October 1813-December 1814), Gabriel Rudolph May (January-February 1815). The regiment was stationed in Upper Canada during the War of 1812-1814 and helped in the defense of Fort Erie in August 1814, which was later burned down by Americans.
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Local identifier
986.P.118.1
Geographic Coverage
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.00012 Longitude: -79.24958
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Image courtesy of the Niagara Falls History Museum
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Regiment De Watteville Cross Belt Plate


This rectangular brass cross belt plate is stamped with a crown and “GR” cipher with an inscription: “MAIDA” (above crown) and “Reg. de. Watteville” (below cipher)

This was a regiment of Swiss mercenaries in the British Service. Commanding officers included Abraham-Louis-Charles de Watteville (May-September 1813), Carl Vicktor Fischer (October 1813-December 1814), Gabriel Rudolph May (January-February 1815). The regiment was stationed in Upper Canada during the War of 1812-1814 and helped in the defense of Fort Erie in August 1814, which was later burned down by Americans.