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Private James Inkersole

Schools Waterloo 200

40th (2nd Somerset) Regiment of Foot

Captain J. Lowry's Company

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Waterloo Soldier by: Goldington Academy

Date added: 30 May 2015

Private James Inkersole was a member of the 1st Battalion 40th Regiment of foot, which was lead by Captain J. Lowry. This battalion joined Wellington's force just before the battle began. They were initially places as reserves but were later moved to the centre of Wellignton's lone near to Haye Sainte. They held the line well and helped drive out Napoleon's final infantry attack. There was 167 killed or wounded in this battalion.

Private James Inkersole lost an arm at the Battle of Waterloo, which later caused his death on 17th August 1827.

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