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Chapter - About Waterloo Soldiers

These names are selected from more than 36,000 British and Prussian soldiers that fought in the 3 days culminating in the Battle Waterloo who were awarded a medal and additional pension rights by the British Government for their service.

Those killed at the battle were buried en-mass at the site, their corpses having been plundered of valuables by opportunists as had been done for millennia.
See Waterloo teeth.

This book includes a predominance of officers primarily because few families had the wealth to pay for the considerable costs of repatriating the bodies of their fallen relatives for burial in the UK.
Some survivors were fortunate to be afforded a civic burial later in life, but most rest in unmarked graves throughout the UK, so little remains from the lives of the regular private and non-commissioned soldiers.

It should be noted that all of the soldiers in this book have Last names commencing in A to L. This is because those starting M to Z have yet to be fully researched and documented 200 years on.

Regrettably history teaches us that precisely the same ground in Belgium was being fought over in the Great War exactly 100 years later, this time with the French and British allied against the Germans.

That is the relevance of learning from History.

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Create your Page of knowledge

As a school you have been allocated a soldier to research who has a local association.

Search for, then select their name which includes brief details about them.

Create a page of knowledge about your adopted soldier to leave a lasting legacy by compiling as much information about them as you can from a wide variety of sources.

You have been given an Access Code to then add your acquired knowledge to their dedicated page.

You can upload images and even video as well as text about your findings.

Then you can then move on to create a Virtual Museum of artefacts for this person.

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