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medal, campaign

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  • Other titles
    • Waterloo Medal 1815 (descriptive name)
    • Major Leslie Walker, 1st Battn, 71st Regiment of Foot (associated name)
  • Description
    Waterloo Medal 1815
    Medal awarded to Major Leslie Walker, 1st Battalion, 71st (Highland) Regiment of Foot
    silver medal; 35mm diameter; steel clip and large steel ring suspension; with ribbon
    obverse:laureated head of the Prince Regent with the legend: GEORGE P. REGENT.
    reverse: winged figure of Victory seated on plinth holding palm branch in right hand and an olive branch in her left; below the plinth is a tablet with the word: WATERLOO; above seated figure is word: WELLINGTON; dated in exergue: JUNE 18 \ 1815
    ribbon: crimson grosgrain with wide dark blue edges
    named on edge in large impressed Roman capitals: MAJOR LESLIE WALKER. 1ST. BATT. 71ST. REG. FOOT.
    obverse: medallists name in small capital letters just below head of VR: T.WYON JUN. 8
    reverse: medallist's name just below numerals '18' in date: T.WYON 8
  • Place
  • Other Number
    N0577, S064
  • Accession date
    [Pre 1977]
  • Collection area
  • Item count
  • Display location
    1B 26
  • Record richness
medal, campaign, N0577, S064, Photographed by Dani Lucas , digital, 02 Nov 2016, © Auckland Museum CC BY
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  • Credit
    Collection of Auckland Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira, N0577
  • Notes
    Waterloo Medal 1815
    Medal awarded to Major Leslie Walker, 1st Battalion, 71st (Highland) Regiment of Foot.
    During the Battle of Waterloo the 1st Battalion of the 71st Regiment lost 16 officers and 171 men killed or wounded out of a total strength of 810 men.

    Major Walker is possibly the same person as Captain Leslie Walker, reported wounded in 1813 during one of the battles in the Peninsular Wars.
  • Event
    18 June 1815 Battle of Waterloo
  • Person
  • Place
  • Date
    18 June 1815
    18 June 1815
  • Subject category
  • Production
    Thomas (Jr) Wyon (medallist)
    Battle of Waterloo, Wars
    George Prince Regent, House of Brunswick, Hanover Line, English reign
  • Signature/marks
    • T. WYON JUN. 8  (medallist's name)
    • T. WYON 8  (medallist's name)
  • Consists of
  • Dimensions
    • 1 - medal diameter : 35mm
      (medal: 35mm diameter ribbon: 39mm wide)
    • 2 - ribbon width : 39mm
    • 0 - Whole length : 116mm
  • Classification
  • Classification Documents
    Nomenclature 3.0 for Museum Cataloging (Primary Title)
    Robert G. Chenhall's System for Classifying Man-Made Objects (Other Title)
    Robert Chenhall
    Nashville/Tennessee/USA  (Place of Publication)
    2010  (nomenclature)
  • Record created
    16 March 2016

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