Wednesday, 18 June 2014

18TH JUNE 1815 – ON THIS DAY IN ROYAL WELCH HISTORY - Battle of Waterloo, Belgium

During the battle the RWF in Mitchell’s Brigade was moved into the first line which they anchored on its right flank and covered Hougoumont. This was to the immediate right of the main line of attack of the French cavalry. It was during one of these attacks that the commanding officer, Colonel Sir Henry Ellis, was fatally wounded. The Regiment suffered much from the French guns and suffered 100 casualties. WATERLOO was granted as a battle
Dragon Rampant by Canadian Military Historian gives an excellent account of exploits of The 23rd Foot, The Royal Welch Fusiliers in the battle.

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