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Captain Sir Charles Webb Dance

Schools Waterloo 200

23rd Regiment of Light Dragoons.

1 Jan 1785 - 13 Nov 1844

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Waterloo Soldier by: Court Fields School

Date added: 13 Apr 2015

Captain Sir Charles Webb Dance

Above are a selection of images chosen by 8b2.

One: The British light cavalry sword was a very common sword back at Waterloo and it is almost certain that Charles Webb Dance had a type of sword used it battle.

Two: Charles Webb Dance got injured during a battle and he had to get medical help.

Three: This made the sound that led the English army into war and which would have encouraged the troops to be brave like Charles Webb Dance.

Four: This coat of a wounded officer is related to him and his injury at Waterloo.

Five: This locket is not of his wife but he would have had something like this to remind himself of his loved ones and to look at when he was feeling upset or missing his family. He had a number of relationships and marriages – Eliza Evans, Susan Griggs and Isabella Cooper were his partners and he would have wanted to be close to them at all times.

Six: This picture of a soldier relating his tales of war relates to Charles Webb Dance as he would have had a lot to say after all his years fighting with Wellington in Portugal and in France, and everyone in England was excited and interested in what had happened in Napoleon’s last battle.

Seven: Charles Webb Dance was a captain in the dragoons and so would have to lead his men into battle. He would have been honest and brave, inspiring his men to fight.

Eight: Charles was an officer and may have had better food than some of the troops, but he must have faced hardship in some of the campaigns and have to eat these hard biscuits like his troops.

Nine: Medals were given to everyone who fought in this famous battle to honour the troops and the victory. Charles would have been proud.

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