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    Peninsular wars and the Waterloo campaign.

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  1. John, Shout if you need need any help, I have membership of both Ancestry and FMP. Merry Christmas, owen
  2. John, You have a belter! Troop Serjeant Major in the Kings Dragoon Guards...wow! I concur with the BMF links on the Waterloo medal. There is also an open source online copy of the historical records of the First, or King's Regiment of Dragoon Guards here: https://archive.org/stream/cihm_48393#page/n21/mode/2up Not sure if you have paid memberships of Ancestry/Fold 3? If so, you will find his Royal Hospital, Kilmainham, Pensioners' Discharge Documents here: Levitt pension records (WO 119 at The National Archives, Kew). If you have membership of Find My Past, there are also pension records for him on there. Enjoy the research journey, but please let us know how you get on. Owen Edited to add: a book you might find interesting is: The Cavalry that Broke Napoleon: The King’s Dragoon Guards at Waterloo (By, Richard Goldsbrough)
  3. Hello John, it really would help us give you advice on where to look if you provide the mans name and Regiment. Pictures of the naming would be very helpful. However, you might start with whether or not your man is on the Waterloo Medal roll. Like many, I have the roll and could tell you. If you want the fun of checking yourself and seeing a copy of the roll, then you should start with the Waterloo Medal Book at the National Achives online, Kew: http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/browse/r/h/C2206965 Owen
  4. Pieter, thanks for taking the time to explain the citation - an extraordinarily personal insight to the man behind the medal. thanks for the note on document storage too. best wishes, Owen
  5. Hi Kerry, My pleasure. Let us know here what you find out on Reed and Ternan, I for one would be very interested. Regards, Owen
  6. Pieter, sadly my German is not nearly good enough to read the translation without lots of time and application, but I am truly speechless that you have the citation document. Thanks again for sharing...I have posted on your LoH documents too. For me, these documents are the collecting X factor. owen Pieter, just a P.S. to ask how you store/keep these fragile documents? thanks, owen
  7. Pieter, thanks for sharing these documents, fascinating to see them (first time I have seen original LoH 1st empire award paperwork). I agree that these early original documents are worthy of further research and display. I suspect not too many have survived or come to market (other than the Ste Helene, of which I have seen many examples...but then it was half a century later). Owen
  8. Hi Kerry, Reading the first page of the letter, i think your cadet was actually 'Augustus Henry Ternan'. I think if you google that name you will get results, but as a starter for ten...seems the boy did good!.....quite a career: General Augustus Henry Ternan - Bengal Staff Corps - died 23rd December 1893. 2nd Lt. 1839. Lt. Col. 1865. Major-General 1881. Served in Bundlecund 1842-3. Sutlej Campaign 1846 (medal); Punjab Campaign 1849 (medal, MID); Indian Mutiny 1857-8 (medal & clasp, MID). Good luck! Owen P.S. Memorial to Ternan
  9. Pieter, just found this post. Really fascinating to see this original award document, it's an absolute gem. Thanks for sharing it. As well as the medals, I collect original documentation related to the Napoleonic wars too - I just find them fascinating as they have more 'life' than the medal, if that makes sense. Would love to see an award document for other Napoleonic era awards, if anyone has one. I have seen one for the Dutch Silver Cross 1813 and I have one for the Ste Helene medal, so this makes three! Happy boy tonight. Kind regards, Owen
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    Derek, Difficult to offer comment on a medal that is unseen, but my strong advice is don't clean it....at least until people have had a chance to comment on it. You can seriously devalue the medal as most collectors want the patination. My guess is that it's a Brunswick Waterloo medal, but post some pictures and then folk on the forum can offer advice. Owen
  11. Hi Steve, With you being certain up to and including the letter C, I am a bit less confident about this being your man. I think these casualty lists were transcribed exactly from the Brunswick roll.....but, maybe there was a transcription error, or difference in variants of spelling for the same man, that we see with the earlier British medals. I wrote to the State Archives in Wolfenbuttel, who hold the Brunswick roll, for two of my Brunwickers. They replied with copy roll entries for both men, confirming that one of them was KIA at Waterloo (Johann Siebrecht). Anyway, worth writing for your man, but you might need a bit of German language help (both in writing and in understanding their reply) and there is a research fee to pay, but it was less than £20. I wrote a bit about contacting the archives in this thread: http://gmic.co.uk/index.php/topic/54087-brunswick-waterloo-medal/?hl=krug Also worth checking the excellent waterloo medal database http://britishmedals.us/files/Waterloo1411.xlsx Let us know how you get on. Kind regards, Owen
  12. Hello Steve, You may be onto a winner! Just checked the Brunswick casualty lists on (http://www.denkmalprojekt.org/verlustlisten/vl_hzgl-braunschw_inf-reg_92_1809-1815.htm) and there is a Hussar Heinrich Deneke, born in Kreisensen, who was killed at Quatre Bras on 16 June 1815. He is listed as serving with the Husaren-Rgt. Spelling is close to the one you give and you say the writing is worn....so, seems very possible. Nice Christmas present if he is your man! All the best, Owen
  13. Hi Mervyn, now there's a thought! Shame I am still so 'Janet and John' with IT! The great thing is that the owner of his medals is in Australia - the power of the Internet has brought us together on a common purpose....we are in touch and will hopefully get together for a beer in London at the RWC next year. Yes, settled as much as it's possible to be settled in the Palestinian Territories...tricky times here and all around us. But, looking forward to Christmas...I am here for Christmas and New Year, but hopefully will make the Christmas Eve service in Bethlehem...always good to have a direct line to the Him at this time of year! I will say a few words on behalf of you and the good folk on the forum. Take care and Merry Christmas! Owen
  14. Thanks Chris, yes pleased to have his Chamberstick and to be able to use it. Although shame it wasn't his Queen Vic Chamberstick on the table in the picture! That would really have made my day.... Owen
  15. A fellow collector, who holds the Waterloo and Peninsular war medals for George Bowles, very kindly sent me a copy of a picture he has of General George Bowles, wearing his Order and decorations. It's great (for me) to finally put a face to the name...particularly having trawled every available source I could think of, in vain...just shows, don't give up! Regards, Owen