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"Waterloo Man"

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John Report 29 Dec 2012 12:09

I have a couple of soldiers in the family who, on their discharge papers, are described as a "Waterloo Man" - and have served x number of years as such.

What would a "Waterloo Man" be? One who actually fought and served at the said battle - or merely have been in the Army at the time?


wisechild Report 29 Dec 2012 12:41

I have several ancestors who fought at Waterloo. As I understand it, if they were involved in the battle, they were awarded the Waterloo medal.
There is a list of recipients of the medal on Ancestry.......and probably on other sites too.
You could try googling Waterloo medal & see what comes up.


MarieCeleste Report 29 Dec 2012 12:46

Easy to find answers on google :-)


John Report 29 Dec 2012 12:47

Just had a look at the Medal List - the correct name, correct rank (Private) and regiment (Coldstream Guards) for one of them, at least.
Have the information now. Thank you, Marie Celeste.