War Memorials

A touch more digging shows he died at Mutford in Suffolk.
I get the feeling that there has to be a story here probably long lost.
After Waterloo he could have got on his horse and ridden home to Germany, instead he came to Suffolk. A woman maybe?

Living in Southwold in 1851, Married to Mary Ann.
Census lists him as a Hussar Kings German Legion aged 67.
Lodging with them Julius Wittenberg professor of foreign languages, born Hannover.
Stone me you've been busy. I wouldn't have known where to start. Mutford isn't very big now, so maybe the building where he died is still standing.
 
Stone me you've been busy. I wouldn't have known where to start. Mutford isn't very big now, so maybe the building where he died is still standing.
The joys of the internet.
Mary Ann appears to have ended her life living with a nephew and his wife at the Bricklayers Arms in Woodford. This still stands as a private house.

Also Leopold is listed on the Waterloo Medal Roll.
8 years service mostly in Spain and Portugal, a soldier indeed.
 
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On my Google feed, sorry can't link it don't know how. It's just been announced, that the remains of over 30 US Marines and Corpsmen have been found in a mass grave on the Island of Tarawa.
Its not a Japanese massacre, these were buried by the Marines and the grave got lost.
 

BratMedic

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memorial in the new garden at Blind Veterans, Ovingdean:
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St Hilary, near Cowbridge

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Minchinhampton
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Tewkesbury Abbey

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Grownup_Rafbrat

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Gold Beach today.
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I'm going to write all this down, so I can present it to the History lot.


Sold for £4000 in 2003

Estimate: £3,000 - £3,500
An Important Collection of Medals to The King's German Legion, the Property of a Gentleman
The Peninsula and Waterloo pair awarded to Lieutenant Leopold Schultze, 1st Hussars, King’s German Legion

Military General Service 1793-1814, 6 clasps, Talavera, Busaco, Fuentes D’Onor, Nivelle, Orthes, Tououse (L. S. Schultze, Cornet 1st Hussrs. K.G.L.); Waterloo 1815 (Lieut. Leopold Schulze, 1st Reg. Hussars K.G.L.) fitted with original steel clip and ring suspension, good very fine and better (2) £3000-3500
Footnote
Ex Payne Collection 1911.

Leopold Sigismund Schultze served as an N.C.O. before receiving his commission on 17 September 1810, becoming Lieutenant on 19 November 1811. He served in the expedition to the Baltic 1807; in the Peninsula from 1809 to 1813; campaign in the South of France 1813-14; in the Netherlands 1814; and in the campaign of 1815 and the battle of Waterloo. Schultze was placed on half pay on 24 February 1816, and died in 1858.
 
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Grownup_Rafbrat

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Spent this afternoon at Arromanches. Much changed for the better in the 20 years since my last visit.

The 360 degree cinema was interesting, although quite US centric, and the DDay 75 garden, statues and memorials are lovely.

I specifically like the pictures, one on each lamp post along the high street and all the way to Asnelles, where we're camping. Each poster sized picture shows a photo of a serviceman who was a casualty, his name and unit. Really brilliant, difficult to photograph with my phone - hope I did better with the camera.


Bloody harbour still not finished though!;-)
 
We have so much history surrounding us. Last Monday a lady asked a friend of mine for the church keys as she was doing some family research. Enquiring as to which familly my friend was told "the Wests" who lived in this village".
She was stunned too be told that firstly the Wests had lived in the house that she was now stood in (goes back to the mid 1500's) secondly if she had come the day before, she could have met several of the West's including a lady over 100, as they had made what has become an annual visit to the house.
Turns out that this lady decends from an illegitimate birth to a servant girl.
My friend has a complete familly tree for the Wests and a couple of calls revealed that a familly tree exists for the servant girls half of the familly as well!! Seems she went home rather shell shocked.
 
Sold for £4000 in 2003

Estimate: £3,000 - £3,500
An Important Collection of Medals to The King's German Legion, the Property of a Gentleman
The Peninsula and Waterloo pair awarded to Lieutenant Leopold Schultze, 1st Hussars, King’s German Legion

Military General Service 1793-1814, 6 clasps, Talavera, Busaco, Fuentes D’Onor, Nivelle, Orthes, Tououse (L. S. Schultze, Cornet 1st Hussrs. K.G.L.); Waterloo 1815 (Lieut. Leopold Schulze, 1st Reg. Hussars K.G.L.) fitted with original steel clip and ring suspension, good very fine and better (2) £3000-3500
Footnote
Ex Payne Collection 1911.

Leopold Sigismund Schultze served as an N.C.O. before receiving his commission on 17 September 1810, becoming Lieutenant on 19 November 1811. He served in the expedition to the Baltic 1807; in the Peninsula from 1809 to 1813; campaign in the South of France 1813-14; in the Netherlands 1814; and in the campaign of 1815 and the battle of Waterloo. Schultze was placed on half pay on 24 February 1816, and died in 1858.

Further to this post I thought that the whole auction report would be of interest, our man is lot 9

An Important Collection of Medals to The King's German Legion, the Property of a Gentleman | Dix Noonan Webb

The MGSM was approved on 1 June 1847 as a retrospective award for various military actions from 1793–1814; a period encompassing theFrench Revolutionary Wars, the Napoleonic Wars, and the Anglo-American War of 1812. Each battle or campaign covered by the medal was represented by a clasp on the ribbon; twenty-nine were sanctioned and the maximum awarded to one man was fifteen.

The MGSM was only awarded to surviving claimants. A combination of factors, including general illiteracy and limited publicity for the new medal, meant that many did not apply for it, with only about 10 per cent of those who served receiving the medal.

A total of 26,091 medals were awarded.
 
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There seem to be a lot of unlucky blokes from around here.

St John’s Methodist Church, Ossett, W Yorks.
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Copping it on 9.11.1918 seems very unfortunate indeed.
 
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