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WATERLOO - 18th June 1815

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Lieutenant-Colonel Charles Fox CANNING - 3rd Foot Guards - Killed
Aide-de-Camp to the Duke of Wellington. 3rd son of Stratford Canning.
Memorial -
"In memory of Colonel Sir Henry Walton Ellis, KCB. A native of this city, who, at an early age, entered the 23rd Regiment of Royal Welch Fusiliers. Then commanded by his father, Major-General John Joyner Ellis, and afterwards led on to honourable distinction by himself, during 7 years of unexampled military service, having received eight wounds, and rendered services as important as they were .... in Holland, Egypt, the West Indies, America, Spain, Portugal and France. He fell by a musket-shot at the head of his Regiment, almost in the glorious moment which announced victory to Great Britain and Peace to Europe on the memorable field of Waterloo. He died of his wounds on the 20th of June 1815 aged 42 years. His loss was lamented and his worth recorded by his illustrious commander Wellington. in words that will perish only with history itself! This monument was erected by the officers, Non-commisisoned officers and privates of the Royal Welch Fusiliers as a tribute of their respect and affection to the memory of their leader, not more distinguished for his valour and conduct on the field than beloved for his every generous and social virtue."

Captain Newton CHAMBERS - 1st Foot Guards - Killed
Aide-de-Camp. Son of George Chambers and Jane Rodney (eldest daughter of Lord Rodney).

Captain Walter CROFTON - 54th Foot - Killed
Major of Brigade. From Ireland.

Lieutenant-Colonel Edward CURRIE - 90th Foot - Killed
Assistant Adjutant-General.

Captain William CURZON - 69th Foot - Killed
Deputy Assistant Adjutant-General. Third son of Nathaniel, 2nd Baron Scarsdale, and Felicite de Wattines.

Captain Charles EELES - 95th Foot - Killed
Major of Brigade.

Lieutenant-Colonel Hon. Sir Alexander William GORDON, KCB - 3rd Foot Guards - Died of Wounds.
Aide-de-Camp. Third son of George, Lord Haddo, and Charlotte Baird. Brother of the 4th Earl of Aberdeen, the Prime Minister. He died after having his leg amputated.
Monument at Waterloo -
".... A desperate sister and five brothers erected this simple monument to him who was their dearest affection. Three united in one. I serve. Fortune follows."

Colonel Sir William Howe de LANCEY, KCB - Died of Wounds.
Deputy Judge Advocate. Son of S. de. Lancey (Governor of Tobago) and Cornelia. The de Lancey's were a Huguenot family. Husband of Magdalen Hall. Knocked from his horse by a cannon ball, he died several days later. Buried at Evere Cemetery,
Brussels, Belgium.

Major Edmund L'ESTRANGE - 71st Foot - Died of Wounds.
Aide-de-Camp. Eldest son of Captain Anthony L'Estrange (88th Foot). During the battle, his left leg was shattered by a round shot, he died soon after it was amputated.

Lieutenant-General Sir Thomas PICTON, GCB - Killed
Son of Thomas Picton, of Poyston, Pembroke. Commissioned 1771. Served in America and West Indies. Governor of Trinidad. Served in the Peninsular Campaign. KCB 1813. GCB 1815. Severely wounded at Quatre Bras, killed leading his Division at Waterloo. Buried at St. George's, Hanover Square, London. In 1859 his remains were moved to St. Paul's Cathedral.
Memorial on Rue de la Croix, Plancenoit, Belgium -
"To the sacred memory of L. General Sir Thomas Picton. Commander of the 5th Division and the left wing of the Army at the Battle of Waterloo. Born 1758. Died near this spot in the early afternoon 18th June 1815 leading his men against Count Drouet d'Erlan's advance."

Major-General Sir William PONSONBY, KCB - Killed
Second son of William, 1st Baron Ponsonby, of Imokilly, Cork and Louisa Molesworth. Born 1772. KCB 1815. Husband of Georgiana. Killed during a cavalry charge against the Polish Lancers.

Major Thomas REIGNOLDS - 2nd (Royal North British) Dragoons - Killed
Major of Brigade. Believed to have been killed with Major-General Ponsonby.

Captain William STOTHERT - 3rd Foot Guards - Killed
Major of Brigade.


Memorial at Waterloo - "Here lies the leg of his Majesty's illustrious, brave and valiant Lieutenant-General the Earl of Uxbridge commander-in-chief of the English, Belgian and Dutch cavalry wounded on the 18th of June at the memorable battle of Waterloo who by his heroism contributed to the triumph of mankind's cause so gloriously decided by the brilliant victory of that day."


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