A very fine Waterloo Medal 1815, fitted with steel clip and straight bar suspension, awarded to Private Abraham Forth, 10th Royal Regiment of Hussars, who was a member of Captain John Grey’s No.4 Troop at the Battle of Waterloo on 18th June 1815, when his regiment suffered fairly heavy casualties as part of Major General Sir Hussey Vivian’s 6th Brigade.

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A very fine Waterloo Medal 1815, fitted with steel clip and straight bar suspension, awarded to Private Abraham Forth, 10th Royal Regiment of Hussars, who was a member of Captain John Grey’s No.4 Troop at the Battle of Waterloo on 18th June 1815, when his regiment suffered fairly heavy casualties as part of Major General Sir Hussey Vivian’s 6th Brigade.

Waterloo Medal 1815, fitted with steel clip and straight bar suspension; (ABRAHAM FORTH, 10TH ROYAL REG. HUSSARS.)

Condition: toned, Good Very Fine.

Abraham Forth enlisted into the British Army on 12th October 1813 and saw service as a Private with the 10th (Prince of Wales Own) Regiment of (Light) Dragoons (Hussars). His regiment had returned to service in the Peninsular War in June 1813, where is had found in the Pyrennees and during the crossing into France, however there is no indication that Forth took part in this conflict, and most probably joined it after the end of hostilities in April 1814.

With the renewal of hostilities, Forth then had this opportunity to see active service, being present with his regiment during the Waterloo campaign of 1815 in Belgium, when the 10th Hussars fought with Major General Sir Hussey Vivian’s 6th Brigade at the Battle of Waterloo on 18th June 1815. The regiment numbered some 396 men at the beginning of the action, and suffered fairly heavy casualties, with 2 officers killed and 6 wounded, 20 others ranks killed, 40 wounded and 26 missing.

Having fought at Waterloo, Forth was awarded a further two years to his service for having partaken in the action, he having seen service as a member of Captain John Grey’s No.4 Troop during the battle. Posted back with his regiment to London and then Brighton, Forth was discharged there on 31st March 1817.