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Captain Edward Hawkins Cheney

Schools Waterloo 200
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2nd (Royal North British) Regiment of Dragoons

Captain E Cheney's Troop

7 Nov 1778 - 3 Mar 1848

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Waterloo Soldier by: Humphrey Perkins School

Date added: 17 Jun 2015

There is a near life size sculptured monument by Joseph Gott,  1848 of one of the four horses reputedly shot from under him in the Battle of Waterloo. This statue depicts Colonel Edward Hawkins Cheney of the Royal Scots Greys. He had four horses killed from under him. He rose off on the fifth and the command of the regiment devolved upon him. At the base a panel shows Sergeant Ewart in hand to hand combat, with a French officer, trying to recapture a lost Napoleonic eagle. He married Eliza Ayre whose father, John Arye Esquire lived at Gaddesby Hall, which property Colonel Cheney inherited. Sadly he died in 1845.

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