BRUNSWICK WATERLOO MEDAL 1815 ‘HEINR. BOCK. HUS. RGT.’
During the Waterloo campaign, the Brunswick Hussars formed part of the Brunswick Corps ‘the Black Horde’ under the Duke of Brunswick.
At Quatre Bras, Wellington ordered the Brunswick hussars to make an unsupported counterattack on the French light cavalry brigade but they were heavily outnumbered and subjected to heavy musket fire which forced them to retreat. However the Hussars rallied and helped to hold off the French at the Quatre Bras crossroads. During the battle itself, the Brunswick troops were in the thick of the action and suffered a far higher percentage of casualties that their British and Hanoverian allies.
During Ney’s attacks at Waterloo, the Brunswick Hussars and Uhlans made harrying attacks on the French whenever they retired to regroup. The Hussars would loose 124 Officers and men, killed and wounded at both battles, with an unrecorded number of men missing.
Condition VF with original steel clip and large ring suspension.