The Battle of Waterloo was the first occasion when every soldier was honoured for their service with a medal, regardless of their rank or role. The tradition of the campaign medal remains to this day.
Now, 200 years later, the Waterloo 200 charity is partnering with the London Mint Office and Worcestershire Medal Service, medallist to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, to commemorate this historic occasion. You can claim your free Waterloo Campaign Medal in solid bronze, as originally intended in 1815, at http://www.200waterloo.co.uk/
If you would like to know more, or order your own commemorative Waterloo Campaign Medal, click here.
To discover the fascinating story of the original Waterloo Medal, or learn about the disastrous tale of the never-issued Pistrucci Medal, see our objects below.