Date added: 1 Jun 2015
The Battle of Waterloo was fought on Sunday, 18 June 1815, near Waterloo in present-day Belgium, then part of the United Kingdom of the Netherlands. A French army under the command of Napoleon was defeated by the armies of the Seventh Coalition, comprising an Anglo-allied army under the command of the Duke of Wellington combined with a Prussian army under the command of Gebhard von Blücher.
Private William Sawyers fought under the Anglo-allied army was born in Sevenoaks in 1793. He was a soldier that was killed in battle. His time and specific cause of death are yet fully unknown.