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Private William Burridge

Schools Waterloo 200


Captain H.B. Lynch's Company

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Waterloo Soldier by: Townsend C. of E. School

Date added: 12 Jun 2015

Private William Burridge was born in St. Albans in 1794 and served in a famous Scottish Regiment under the 73rd Regiment of Foot (later 2nd Black Watch) which also known as MacLeod's Highlanders after its founder John Mackenzie, Lord MacLeod, was an infantry regiment of the British Army. According to Wikipedia, "At the Battle of Waterloo itself, the regiment was charged by French Cavalry no less than 11 times during the battle and bombarded by French artillery. It remained in square without breaking. The 2nd/73rd lost 6 officers and 225 men killed and wounded, the second heaviest casualties suffered by a line infantry regiment, after the 1st 27th (Inniskillings) which lost 450 out of 700 men in holding their square and Wellington's line. After Waterloo the battalion was part of the Army of Occupation in Paris before moving back to England". (

Unfortunately, there are no birth or burial records for Private William Burridge despite the online research (National Archives, Find my past, Forces war records, etc.) and having contacted museums and archivists. It is assumed that his records may have been lost or destroyed.

At Townsend C of E School, we acknowledge and honour his bravery at the Battle of Waterloo.

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