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Waterloo 1815 – 23rd Regiment Foot R.W.F.


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Waterloo 1815 – 23rd Regiment Foot R.W.F.

Waterloo 1815, Rees Jones, 23rd. Regiment Foot, R.W.F. (Replacement ring suspension)

Research has found a Rees Jones of the 23rd on a brief pension ledger which states he was born in Newtown, Montgomery c 1776, a miner by trade and as being discharged as rheumatic and undersize in 1817 .

The 1st Battalion of the 23rd Royal Welch Fusiliers fought at the Battle of Waterloo.
Out of 660 soldiers in the Battalion, 190 were Welsh.
The Battalion fought on the right of the Allied Army and spent most of the day in square under cavalry attack but also faced one infantry attack. It lost its commanding officer, Colonel Sir Henry Ellis, together with three other officers and 11 men killed and 8 officers and 78 men wounded.

Condition – VF+ one heavy edge knock at 7-00 on Obverse M and E of Regiment slightly affected.