Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

12/6/2012

Who was CB? Rare intact skeleton of unknown ‘British’ soldier found on battlefield of Waterloo – still with the musket ball that killed him lodged in his ribs

The almost complete remains of a probable British soldier have been discovered at Waterloo 200 years after the famous defeat of Napoleon in what is being hailed as one of the best ever war finds. The bones of the young trooper, who is likely to be from one of the Duke of Wellington’s regiments, were found buried 15in below thick mud in the Belgian battlefield. The soldier, who was discovered lying on his back with the musket ball that felled him still between his ribs, is believed to have died on June 18, 1815 and was buried on land held by the British. for more click here

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