Auction Date: 30/06/2016 at 10:30 am
Battle of Waterloo 1817 Document An interesting document signed Fredr. de Hartwig, by Lieutenant Colonel Frederick de Hartwig, Commander of the late First Battalion of Light Infantry Kings German Legion, one page, oblong 4to, Hannover, 14th March 1817. The partially printed document is a Certificate of the Waterloo Prize Money issued to Corporal Frederick Dorje and entitling him to ~the share of Prize or Bounty Money which may become due from Captures made by the Army under the Command of His Grace the Duke of Wellington, in Flanders and France, in the Months of June and July One Thousand Eight Hundred and Fifteen~ and confirming that Dorje~s name has been inserted in the Prize Lists as No. 10 of 6th Class and that he was discharged on 24th February 1816. Size 23 x 20cm approx. Note: Duke of Wellington (1769-1852) Anglo-Irish Field Marshal & British Prime Minister 1828-30, 1834. The King’s German Legion was known for its excellent discipline and fighting ability. The cavalry was reputed to be among the best in the British army At the Battle of Waterloo, the 2nd Light Battalion with members of the 1st Light Battalion and the 5th Line Battalion defended the farmhouse and road at "La Haye Sainte."