1815 Waterloo Medal

1815 Waterloo Medal
Waterloo 1815 (John Oulcott, 2nd Batt, 3rd Reg, Guards)) fitted with steel clip and ring suspension, nearly extremely fine.Private John Oulcott, born in the Parish of Burslem near Newcatle under Lyme enlisted in the 3rd Foot Guards on 25th Sept. 1801 aged 33. Served with 2nd battalion during the Waterloo campaign where they suffered 246 casualties out of 1061 men present.During the 1815 campaign the battalion was thrown straight into the action, fighting at Quatre Bras and Waterloo, during the battle the 2nd battalion was positioned on the right of the allied line with its light company to defend the Chateau of Hougoumont along with the light companies of the 1st Foot Guards and Coldstream Guards. Throughout the day the defenders frustrated the attacks of over 30,000 Frenchmen who failed to take the position. Moving one historian to write "probably the gallantry of the defenders of this post has never been surpassed on any battlefield". Private Oul

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