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Battle of Waterloo Medal 1815 to 16th Light Dragoons, with papers to Thos Fitton For Sale
Battle of Waterloo Medal 1815 to 16th Light Dragoons, with papers to Thos Fitton:
Waterloo Medal 1815 to : Thomas Fitton, 16th or Queen’s Light Dragoons
Impressed naming to Thomas Fitton, 16th or Queen's Light Drag.
Fitted with original steel clip and small ring suspension, small cut to edge, light edge bruising and contact marks, otherwise nearly very fine
Thomas Fitton was born in the Parish of St John’s, Chester, and enlisted into the 16th Light Dragoons on 9 August 1791, a Blacksmith by trade. He was discharged at Dublin on 29 January 1817, with 27 years 174 days service, including Waterloo, and admitted to Kilmainham Hospital for pension on 22 February 1817. With copied discharge papers.
The regiment took part in the Hundred Days landing at Ostend in May 1815. It charged with John Vandeleur's Cavalry Brigade at the Battle of Waterloo in June 1815. After the battle, their commander, Lieutenant-Colonel James Hay, lay so badly injured that he could not be moved from the field for eight days. The regiment had been the sole British cavalry regiment to serve throughout the Peninsular War and at the Hundred Days.
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