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Chester Cathedral, Chester, UK. FUJI HS20

The 1st inscription on the Memorial reads:-

SACRED to the MEMORY
Of Captain JOHN PHILLIPS BUCHANAN :
Of the 16th or Queens Regiment, of Light Dragoons,
Who, in the glorious, & decisive,
BATTLE of WATERLOO,
On the 18th day of June 1815,
Was kill’d by a musket shot,
In the HOUR of VICTORY!
In the 27th Year of his Age.

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. An Imperial French army under the command of Emperor 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. It was the culminating battle of the Waterloo Campaign and Napoleon’s last. The defeat at Waterloo ended his rule as Emperor of the French, marking the end of his Hundred Days return from exile.

It is estimated that, in total, 47,300 men were killed or wounded with a further 19,700 listed as ‘missing’ on that one day.

Comments

  • Keith Reesor
    Keith Reesorover 1 year ago

    Fantastic capture!! :)

  • Thanks Keith, I’m sure that here is some very heavy symbolism going on here, I need to find out what it all means

    – Yampimon

  • owlspook
    owlspookover 1 year ago

    wow what a memorial you have captured here and such very bad luck for the Captain at Waterloo! … so close to victory and a long life and just missing it … nice capture, Yampi

  • Thanks Owlie, I think that the ‘In the hour of Victory’ line is the one that makes this so poignant.

    – Yampimon

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