Officer's sword, 51st Regiment of Foot, 1809 (c)
The 51st became light infantry in 1809 and, like other elite regiments, adopted their own pattern of sword for field and flank company officers. This sword belonged to Lieutenant Benjamin Buck Hawley, aide-de-camp to General Lord Hill at the Battle of Waterloo (1815), who had joined the regiment in 1807.
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