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.
Subject(s):
Local identifier:
986.P.118.1
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    fltLatitude: 43.00012
    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
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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.