Guelphic Medal for War Merit in Gold
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The Medal was established by Prince Regent George (later King George IV of Great Britain and Hanover in the name of his father, King George III of Great Britain and Hanover. The Award was conferred upon Non-Commissioned Officers and enlisted men who demonstrated bravery and intelligence in battle while serving with the Royal Hanoverian Army.
Men who received the Award were also given a monthly monetary sum of two Reichstalern.
The majority of the Medals were awarded after the Battle of Waterloo on June 18, 1815. Around 6000 men from Hanover fought with the King’s German Legion. Many of the Awards were also conferred for participation in the Napoleonic Wars from 1803 to 1815.
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