Single: Sutlej Medal for Aliwal 1846 with clasp “Sobraon”. Correct period naming to CHAS ROBERTS 16TH LANCERS.
Charles Roberts enlisted 13th January 1825 in Reading, Sussex to the 59th Foot (also shown as 52nd), Regimental number 1638 at the age of 15 year and 2 months
Volunteered on the 18th December 1828 to serve with the 16th Dragoons
Transferred to the 3rd Light Dragoons 1st April 1846 30th September 1848
Medically discharged unfit in 1848 at 43 years of age due to injuries sustained whilst in the saddle having served a total of 22 years and 11 months including the campaign in Afghanistan in 1838-39 at the assault and capture of Ghuznee, the action at Maharajpoor in 1843 and Aliwal and Sobraon in 1846. Comes with service docs.
The 16th Lancers were made famous for their charge at Aliwal completely routing the Sikh squares something the French were unable to do against the British Squares at Waterloo
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