Research Subjects: Eyewitness Accounts

British Memoirs of the Napoleonic Wars: the Foot Guards

By Robert Burnham

1st Foot Guards

Anonymous. "Regarding Ensign Barrington" in Gareth Glover (ed.). The Waterloo Archive Volume IV: British Sources. Barnsley: Frontline, 2012. Page 137

Anonymous. "Extract of a Letter to His Father" in Gareth Glover (ed.). The Waterloo Archive Volume IV: British Sources. Barnsley: Frontline, 2012. Pages 139 - 140

Notes: was probably in the 2nd Battalion, since he mentions Ensign Barrington's death.

Askew, Henry. "Regarding Ensign Barrington, dated 4 July 1815" in Gareth Glover (ed.). The Waterloo Archive Volume IV: British Sources. Barnsley: Frontline, 2012. Page 236

Notes: commanded the 2nd Battalion at Quatre Bras, where he was wounded.

Baille, Sophia. "Letter to Lord Barrington Regarding His Son, dated 27 July 1815" in Gareth Glover (ed.). The Waterloo Archive Volume IV: British Sources. Barnsley: Frontline, 2012. Pages 238 - 139

Notes: was the aunt of Ensign Thomas Croft, 1st Foot Guards, who was with Ensign Barrington during the campaign.

Barrington, Samuel S. "Letters to His Mother, dated 29 March and 15 June 1815" in Gareth Glover (ed.). The Waterloo Archive Volume IV: British Sources. Barnsley: Frontline, 2012. Pages 133 - 135

Notes: was an ensign in Captain Henry Harding's Company 2nd Battalion and killed at Quatre Bras.

Batty, Robert. Campaign of the Left Wing of the Allied Army, in the Western Pyrenees and Sought of France in the Years 1813-1814 London: Ken Trotman; 1983.

Notes: Is a campaign study and contains little information on daily life and activities.

Batty, Robert. "Two Letters from an Officer in the Guards dated 21 June and 22 June 1815" in Hewson Clarke's The History of the War, from the Commencement of the French Revolution to the Present Time. Vol. 3, London: T. Kinnersley, 1816. Pages 276 - 280.

Notes: was an ensign in Captain Edward Stables' Company 3rd Battalion at Waterloo.

Batty, Robert. "Letters # 102, 103, and 104" in Letters from the Battle of Waterloo: Unpublished Correspondence by Allied Officers from the Siborne Papers. Gareth Glover (ed.). London: Greenhill; 2004. Pages 164 - 166

Notes: was an ensign in Captain Edward Stables' Company 3rd Battalion at Waterloo.

Beech, H. Eva. Joseph Boulcott of the Grenadier Guards: Baggage Master to the Duke of Wellington Privately published. No date. 29 pages.

Notes: This contains a short history of the Guards in the Napoleonic wars, one letter from Joseph Boulcott to his mother dated 9 October 1815, and miscellaneous information on the life of Boulcott.

Bridgeman, Orlando. A Young Gentleman at War: the Letters of Captain Orlando Bridgeman 1st Foot Guards in the Peninsula and at Waterloo 1812 – 15.  Gareth Glover (ed.). Godmanchester: Ken Trotman, 2008.  186 pages.

Notes: Was in the 3rd Battalion throughout his time in the Peninsula (June 1812 - March 1814); was severely wounded at the siege of San Sebastian; served as an extra ADC to General Hill during the Waterloo Campaign.

Bridgeman, Orlando. "Letters, 21 June - 17 July 1815" in Gareth Glover (ed.). The Waterloo Archive Volume IV: British Sources. Barnsley: Frontline, 2012. Pages 25 -31

Notes: was a captain in the 1st Battalion 1st Foot Guards; served as an aide-de-camp to General Rowland Hill. These letters are the same as in the source above.

Churchill, Horace. "Letter to His Father dated 24 June 1815" in Gareth Glover (ed.). The Waterloo Archive Volume VI: British Sources. Barnsley: Frontline, 2014. Pages 3 - 8

Notes: was a captain in the 1st Foot Guards and ADC to General Hill. He had three horses shot out from under him at Waterloo.

Collett, John. John Collet and the Company of Foot Guards. Barbara Chambers (ed.) Letchworth Garden City: Barbara Chambers; 1996. 2 vols.

Notes: 1803-1823; was a private; about 15% of the book is his diary.

Davies, Thomas H. "Waterloo Letter #110, dated 19 March 1835" in Waterloo Letters. Herbert T. Siborne (ed.). London: Greenhill, 1993. Pages 256 - 257

Notes: was a lieutenant in Captain Leslie Jones' Company, 3rd Battalion at Waterloo; Siborne spells his name as Davis. The Army Lists has his name as J.H. Davies.

Dirom, John P. "Waterloo Letter #111, dated 27 February 1835" in Waterloo Letters. Herbert T. Siborne (ed.). London: Greenhill, 1993. Pages 257 - 258

Notes: was an ensign in Captain Edward Stables' Company, 3rd Battalion at Waterloo.

Ellis, Charles P. "Letters # 98, 99, and 100" in Letters from the Battle of Waterloo: Unpublished Correspondence by Allied Officers from the Siborne Papers. Gareth Glover (ed.). London: Greenhill; 2004. Pages 161 - 163

Notes: was a lieutenant in the Light Company 3rd Battalion at Waterloo.

Ellison, Robert. "Waterloo Letter #107, dated 1 March 1835" in Waterloo Letters. Herbert T. Siborne (ed.). London: Greenhill, 1993. Page 249

Notes: was a lieutenant and commanded the Light Company (Captan Lord Saltoun's) of the 3rd Battalion at Waterloo.

Fitzroy, Charles. "Letter # 113, dated 19 January 1835" in Letters from the Battle of Waterloo: Unpublished Correspondence by Allied Officers from the Siborne Papers. Gareth Glover (ed.). London: Greenhill; 2004. Page 178

Notes: was a captain and a deputy assistant adjutant general assigned to the 2nd Division at Waterloo. .

Gronow, Rees H. Captain Gronow: His Reminiscences of Regency and Victorian Life: 1810 – 60. Christopher Hibbert (ed.). London: Kyle Cathie; 1991. 332 pages.

Notes: 2nd Battalion; Peninsula 1813 - 1814; by 1815 he was actually in the 1st Battalion. Went to Flanders as an Extra-ADC for General Piction, without the permission of his regiment.  When caught was told to join the 3rd Battalion.

Lascelles, Charles F. R. "Letter # 101, dated 19 March 1835 " in Letters from the Battle of Waterloo: Unpublished Correspondence by Allied Officers from the Siborne Papers. Gareth Glover (ed.). London: Greenhill; 2004. Pages 163 - 164

Notes: was a lieutenant in Captain Ulysses Burgh's Company 2nd Battalion at Waterloo; probably commanded the company since Captain Burgh was not at Waterloo.

Meuller, Alexander F. Triumphs and Disasters: Eyewitness Accounts from the Netherlands Campaign, 1813–1814. Bamford, Andrew (ed.). Barnsley: Frontline, 2016. Pages 123 - 141.

Notes: was a corporal in the 2nd Battalion in the 1813 - 1814 Campaign in the Netherlands.

Moore, William G. "Letter # 115, dated 13 July 1835" in Letters from the Battle of Waterloo: Unpublished Correspondence by Allied Officers from the Siborne Papers. Gareth Glover (ed.). London: Greenhill; 2004. Page 179

Notes: was a captain and Deputy Assistant Quartermaster General assigned to the 2nd Division at Waterloo.

Nixon, James. "Letters to His Father dated 19 & 22 June 1815" in Gareth Glover (ed.). The Waterloo Archive Volume I: British Sources. Barnsley: Frontline, 2010. Pages 134 - 137.

Notes: was a lieutenant in Captain Noel Hill's Company 2nd Battalion.

Packe, Henry. With the 1st Foot Guards in the Peninsular and at Waterloo: the Letters of Lieutenant Colonel Henry Packe, 1806 - 16. Godmanchester: Ken Trotman, 2016.

Notes: was in Sicily, Corunna, Walcheren, Peninsula in 1812 - 1813, Holland 1814, missed Bergen-op-Zoom; missed Waterloo but in Army of Occupation of France.

Powell, Harry Weyland. "Waterloo Letters #108 and 109" in Waterloo Letters. Herbert T. Siborne (ed.). London: Greenhill, 1993. Pages 250 - 256

Notes: was a lieutenant in Captain Richard Cooke's Company of the 3rd Battalion; letters are an extract from his journal.

Price, Ulysses. "Letter to the Bishop of Durham Regarding Ensign Barrington, dated 24 September 1818" in Gareth Glover (ed.). The Waterloo Archive Volume IV: British Sources. Barnsley: Frontline, 2012. Page 138

Reeve, John. "Letter # 97, dated 26 March 1835" in Letters from the Battle of Waterloo: Unpublished Correspondence by Allied Officers from the Siborne Papers. Gareth Glover (ed.). London: Greenhill; 2004. Page 160

Notes: was a captain and commanded a company in the 3rd Battalion at Waterloo.

Saltoun, Alexander. Waterloo Letters Written by Lieutenant Colonel Alexander, Lord Saltoun, 1st Foot Guards, 1815. Gareth Glover (ed.) Godmanchester: Ken Trotman, 2010. 62 pages.

Notes: was in 3rd Battalion and commanded the light companies of the Guards Brigade and defended the orchards at Hougoumont; assumed command ot the 2nd Battalion after Waterloo.

Saltoun, Alexander. "Letter to Lord Barrington about the Death of His Son Samuel Barrington, dated 23 June 1815" in Gareth Glover (ed.). The Waterloo Archive Volume IV: British Sources. Barnsley: Frontline, 2012. Pages 135 - 136.

Notes: Lieutenant Colonel Saltoun took command of the 2nd Battalion after Waterloo.

Saltoun, Alexander. "Three Letters to His Wife dated 19 June, 22 June, and 29 June 1815" in Gareth Glover (ed.). The Waterloo Archive Volume VI: British Sources. Barnsley: Frontline, 2014. Pages 108 - 113

Notes: was in 3rd Battalion and commanded the light companies of the Guards Brigade and defended the orchards at Hougoumont; assumed command ot the 2nd Battalion after Waterloo. The third letter lists the officers who were killed and wounded at Waterloo.

Saltoun, Alexander. "Letter # 96, dated 14 November 1834" in Letters from the Battle of Waterloo: Unpublished Correspondence by Allied Officers from the Siborne Papers. Gareth Glover (ed.). London: Greenhill; 2004. Page 159

Notes: was in 3rd Battalion and commanded the light companies of the Guards Brigade and defended the orchards at Hougoumont; assumed command ot the 2nd Battalion after Waterloo.

Saltoun, Alexander. "Waterloo Letter #106, dated 29 January 1838" in Waterloo Letters. Herbert T. Siborne (ed.). London: Greenhill, 1993. Pages 245 - 248

Notes: was in 3rd Battalion and commanded the light companies of the Guards Brigade and defended the orchards at Hougoumont; assumed command ot the 2nd Battalion after Waterloo.

Saltoun, Alexander. "Letter to His Wife, no date." in Chambers, Barbara J. Men of the 1st Foot Guards at Waterloo and Beyond. Letchworth Garden City: Barbara Chambers, 2003. Volume 1, page 323

Simpson, James. An Account of the Battle of Waterloo by a British Officer on the Staff. London: James Ridgeway, 1815.

Notes: Commanded LTC Delancey Barclay's Company in the 2nd Battalion at Waterloo.

Somerset, Fitzroy. "Waterloo Letter, dated 26 November 1842" in Waterloo Letters. Herbert T. Siborne (ed.). London: Greenhill, 1993. Page 3.

Notes: was military secretary to Wellington at Waterloo;was a lieutenant colonel and company commander in the 2nd Battalion..

St. John, Henry. "Letter to Viscount Bolingbroke dated 22 June 1815" in Gareth Glover (ed.). The Waterloo Archive Volume VI: British Sources. Barnsley: Frontline, 2014. Pages 106 - 108

Notes: was an ensign in Lieuteant Colonel d'Oyley's Company of the 2nd Battalion at Quatre Bras and Waterloo.

Stanhope, James H. A Staff Officer in the Peninsula and at Waterloo: the Letters of the Honourable Lieutenant Colonel James Stanhope 1st Foot Guards 1809-15. Gareth Glover (ed.) Godmanchester: Ken Trotman, 2007. 44 pages.

Stanhope, James H. Eyewitness ot the Peninsular War and the Battle of Waterloo: the Letters and Journals of Lieutenant Colonel the Honourable James Stanhope 1803 to 1825. Gareth Glover (ed.) Barnsley: Pen and Sword, 2010. 258 pages.

Notes: ADC to Sir John Moore in Corunna Campaign, General Thomas Graham at Cadiz; possibly Wellington at Ciudad Rodrigo; left Peninsula in the early summer of 1812, but returned in fall as the ADC to General Paget; was a DAQG and was serverely wounded during the siege of San Sebastian. Returned back to England in summer of 1813, was an ADC to the Duke of York and then served with General Graham in Holland in 1813 and 1814. Commanded a company of the 3rd Battalion at Waterloo.

Stanhope, James H. "Letter to the Duke of York, dated 19 June 1815" in Gareth Glover (ed.). The Waterloo Archive Volume I: British Sources. Barnsley: Frontline, 2010. Pages 132 - 133.

Stanhope, James H. "Memoir of Waterloo, plus Four Letters written on 19 June 1815" in Gareth Glover (ed.). The Waterloo Archive Volume VI: British Sources. Barnsley: Frontline, 2014. Pages 113 - 127

Notes: was a lieutenat colonel and commanded a company of the 3rd Battalionat Waterloo.

Swan, Henry. "Account of Private Henry Swan" in Gareth Glover (ed.). The Waterloo Archive Volume IV: British Sources. Barnsley: Frontline, 2012. Pages 141 - 142

Notes: was a private in Captain William Miller's Company of the 3rd Battalion.

Swinburne, Thomas R. "Letter # 105, dated 1 March 1847" in Letters from the Battle of Waterloo: Unpublished Correspondence by Allied Officers from the Siborne Papers. Gareth Glover (ed.). London: Greenhill; 2004. Pages 166 - 167

Notes: was an ensign in Captain John Reeve's Company of the 3rd Battalion at Waterloo.

Tennant, William. "Letters to His Wife" in Gareth Glover (ed.). The Waterloo Archive Volume III: British Sources. Barnsley: Frontline, 2011. Pages 89 - 108

Notes: was a sergeant in Lieutenant Colonel Henry D'Oyly's Company of the 3rd Battalion.

Tighe, Daniel. "Letter # 106, dated 21 March 1835 " in Letters from the Battle of Waterloo: Unpublished Correspondence by Allied Officers from the Siborne Papers. Gareth Glover (ed.). London: Greenhill; 2004. Pages 168 - 169

Notes: was an ensign in Captain Ulysses Burgh's Company 2nd Battalion at Waterloo. The company was commanded by Captain Charles Lascelles during the Waterloo Campaign.

Tighe, Daniel. "Letter to His Father, dated 21 June 1815" in Chambers, Barbara J. Men of the 1st Foot Guards at Waterloo and Beyond. Letchworth Garden City: Barbara Chambers, 2003. Volume 2, page 7444

Notes: was an ensign in Captain Ulysses Burgh's Company 2nd Battalion at Waterloo. A short letter about his wounds.

Wood, Charles. Some Particulars of the Battle at Waterloo; in a Letter from a Serjeant in the Guards. London: British Library, 2011. 32 pages.

Notes: was the Colour Sergeant of Captain William Miller's Company of the 3rd Battalion

Wood, Charles. " Letter to J.B. dated 29 July 1815" in Gareth Glover (ed.). The Waterloo Archive Volume VI: British Sources. Barnsley: Frontline, 2014. Pages 127 - 133

Notes: was the Colour Sergeant of Captain William Miller's Company of the 3rd Battalion.

Wood, Charles. "Letter dated 29 July 1815" in Chambers, Barbara J. Men of the 1st Foot Guards at Waterloo and Beyond. Letchworth Garden City: Barbara Chambers, 2003. Volume 2, pages 806 - 807

Notes: was the Colour Sergeant of Captain William Miller's Company of the 3rd Battalion.

Woodford, John G. "Letter to His Brother Alexander, dated 19 June 1815" in Gareth Glover (ed.). The Waterloo Archive Volume IV: British Sources. Barnsley: Frontline, 2012. Pages 6 - 7

Notes: was a lieutenant colonel and extra aide-de-camp to Wellington; was in 1st Battalion 1st Foot Guards, but initially served as an assistant quartermaster general in General Coleville's Division.

2nd Foot Guards (Coldstream)

Anonymous. "Extract from another Officer" in Hewson Clarke's The History of the War, from the Commencement of the French Revolution to the Present Time. Vol. 3, London: T. Kinnersley, 1816. Pages 281 - 283.

Blackman, John L. 'It all Culminated at Hougoumont': the Letters of Captain John Lucie Blackman, Coldstream Guards 1812 – 15. Gareth Glover  (ed.). Godmanchester: Ken Trotman, 2009. 144 pages.

Notes: In 1st Battalion in the Peninsula from April 1812 to January 1814; commanded the 4th Company of the 2nd Battalion at Waterloo, was part of the force that defended Hougoumont, where he was killed by a shot to the temple late in the battle.

Blackman, John L. "Letter to His Father dated 15 June 1815" in Gareth Glover (ed.). The Waterloo Archive Volume VI: British Sources. Barnsley: Frontline, 2014. Pages 139 -140

Notes: was a captain and commanded the 4th Company of the 2nd Battalion at Waterloo, was part of the force that defended Hougoumont, where he was killed by a shot to the temple late in the battle.

Bowles, George. A Guards Officer in the Peninsula and at Waterloo: the Letters of Captain George Bowles, Coldstream Guards. 1807-1819. Gareth Glover (ed.). Godmanchester: Ken Trotman, 2008. 110 pages.

Bowles, George. "Letter # 107, dated 2 May 1835" in Letters from the Battle of Waterloo: Unpublished Correspondence by Allied Officers from the Siborne Papers. Gareth Glover (ed.). London: Greenhill; 2004. Pages 169 - 170

Bowles, George. "Two Letters to Lord Fitzharris dated 14 June and 19 June 1815, plus a Memorandum" in Gareth Glover (ed.). The Waterloo Archive Volume VI: British Sources. Barnsley: Frontline, 2014. Pages 133 - 139

Notes: Was in 1st Battalion in Peninsula from March - December 1809 and September 1811 to April 1814; commanded the 7th Company of the 2nd Battalion at Waterloo.

Brown, Robert. An Impartial Journal of a Detachment from the Brigade of Foot Guards, Commencing 25th February 1793 and Ending 9th May 1795. Godmanchester: Ken Trotman; 2006.  280 page.

Notes: Was a corporal.

Cowell, John Stepney. Leaves From the Diary of an Officer of the Guards Cambridge: Ken Trotman; 1994. 306 pages.

Notes: 1809 - 1812

Cuyler, Augustus. "Letter # 94, dated 13 November 1833" in Letters from the Battle of Waterloo: Unpublished Correspondence by Allied Officers from the Siborne Papers. Gareth Glover (ed.). London: Greenhill; 2004. Page 157

Notes: was an ensign in the 2nd Company of the 2nd Battalion; served as an extra aide-de-camp to Major General George Cooke, commander of the 1st Division at Waterloo.

Dawkins, Henry. "Letter to His Mother, Regarding Ensign Barrington, dated 8 July 1815" in Gareth Glover (ed.). The Waterloo Archive Volume IV: British Sources. Barnsley: Frontline, 2012. Pages 136 - 137.

Notes: was a lieutenant colonel annd commanded the 8th Company of the 2nd Battalion.

Drummond, John. Journal of Ensign John Drummond of the 1st Battalion Coldstream Guards, Peninsular War 1812 - 1814. Godmanchester: Ken Trotman, 2016.

Notes: Was at Vitoria, the crossing of the Bidassoa, Nivelle, Nive, and Bayonne. Contains his marching log for 1813 - 1814. The Log includes info on where he was each day, how far he marched, weather conditions, condition of the roads, information on the countryside, and whether they were in tents or in buildings.

Duncombe, Thomas S. in Triumphs and Disasters: Eyewitness Accounts from the Netherlands Campaign, 1813–1814. Bamford, Andrew (ed.). Barnsley: Frontline, 2016. Pages 31 - 60.

Notes: was an ensign in the 2nd Battalion in the 1813 - 1814 Campaign in the Netherlands.

Fremantle, John. Wellington’s Voice: the Candid Letters of Lieutenant Colonel John Fremantle, Coldstream Guards, 1808-1837. Glover, Gareth (ed.). Barnsley: Frontline, 2012. 351 pages.

Notes: a collection of over 300 letters written by John Fremantle over a 29 year span from 1808 to 1837.  The vast majority of these letters cover his time in the Peninsula and the Waterloo Campaigns; was an aide-de-camp to Wellington, both in the Peninsula and at Waterloo; was in the 1st Battalion 2nd Foot Guards.

Fremantle, John. "Waterloo Letter #11, dated 20 November 1842" in Waterloo Letters. Herbert T. Siborne (ed.). London: Greenhill, 1993. Pages 21 - 22.

Notes: Siborne spells his name as Freemantle; was a lieutenant colonel in the 1st Battalion 2nd Foot Guards and an aide-de-camp to Wellington at Waterloo.

Gomm, William M. A Staff Officer in the Peninsula. Stephen Maughan (ed.) Darlington: Napoleonic Archive; n.d. 40 pages.

Gomm, William M. Letters and Journals of Sir WIlliam Maynard Gomm in the Waterloo Campaign . Stephen Maughan (ed.) Darlington: Napoleonic Archive; n.d. 28 pages.

Gomm, William M. Letters and Journals of Field-Marshal Sir William Maynard Gomm from 1799 to Waterloo 1815. Francis Carr-Gomm (ed.) .London: John Murray; 1881. 390 pages. Copy.

Notes: Holland, 1799; Hanover, 1806; Copenhagen; went to staff college and served on Army Quartermaster General staff for rest of service; Straslund, 1808; Rolica; Vimiero; Coruna; Walcheren; Peninsula 1810 - 1814; Waterloo.

Gomm, William M. "Waterloo Letters #12 - 14, dated 7 December 1836, 5 January 1837, and 9 April 1838 " in Waterloo Letters. Herbert T. Siborne (ed.). London: Greenhill, 1993. Pages 22 - 31

Notes: was a lieutenant colonel and assistant quartermaster general in the 5th Division at Waterloo; was in 2nd Battalion 2nd Foot Guards.

Gomm, William. "Letters to Sophia dated 19 June 1815" in Gareth Glover (ed.). The Waterloo Archive Volume VI: British Sources. Barnsley: Frontline, 2014. Page 15.

Notes: was a lieutenant colonel in the 2nd Battalion Coldstream Guards and an Assistant Quartermaster General in the 5th Division. Had two horses wounded at Waterloo.

Gooch, Henry. "Letter # 109, dated 10 March 1843 (?)" in Letters from the Battle of Waterloo: Unpublished Correspondence by Allied Officers from the Siborne Papers. Gareth Glover (ed.). London: Greenhill; 2004. Pages 170 - 171

Notes: was an ensign in the Light Company 2nd Battalion at Waterloo.

Hervey, James. "Letter to Mrs. Lloyd, dated 16 June 1815" in Gareth Glover (ed.). The Waterloo Archive Volume IV: British Sources. Barnsley: Frontline, 2012. Page 149

Notes: was a lieutenant in the 7th Company of the 2nd Battalion.

Mackinnon, Daniel. "Letter dated 23 June 1815" in Gareth Glover (ed.). The Waterloo Archive Volume IV: British Sources. Barnsley: Frontline, 2012. Page 145

Notes: was a lieutenant colonel in the 2nd Battalion; served as the acting 2nd Major in the 2nd Battalion in the Waterloo Campaign

MacLaurence, Richard. "His Account of Waterloo dated 12 January 1843" in Gareth Glover (ed.). The Waterloo Archive Volume VI: British Sources. Barnsley: Frontline, 2014. Pages 140-142

Notes: was a private in the Light Company of the 2nd Battalion at Waterloo and was a defender of Hougoumont.

Mills, John  For God and Country: The Letters and Diaries of John Mills, Coldstream Guards 1811 – 1814. Ian Fletcher  (ed.) Staplehurst: Spellmount; 1995. 297 pages.

Notes: Peninsula 1811 - 1814.

Rous, John.  A Guards Officer in the Peninsula: the Peninsula War Letters of John Rous, Coldstream Guards, 1812 – 1814. Ian Fletcher  (ed.) Tunbridge Wells: Spellmount; 1992. 144 pages.

Short, Charles W. "Letter to His Mother, dated 19 June 1815" in Gareth Glover (ed.). The Waterloo Archive Volume IV: British Sources. Barnsley: Frontline, 2012. Pages 146 - 149

Short, Charles W. "Waterloo Letter #116, dated 5 March 1835" in Waterloo Letters. Herbert T. Siborne (ed.). London: Greenhill, 1993. Pages 265 - 266

Notes: was an ensign in the 5th Company of the 2nd Battalion at Waterloo.

Walton, William L. "Letter # 108, dated 10 December 1834 " in Letters from the Battle of Waterloo: Unpublished Correspondence by Allied Officers from the Siborne Papers. Gareth Glover (ed.). London: Greenhill; 2004. Page 170

Walton, William L. "Letter to His Mother dated 22 June 1815" in Gareth Glover (ed.). The Waterloo Archive Volume VI: British Sources. Barnsley: Frontline, 2014. Page 139

Notes: was a lieutenant in the Light Company 2nd Battalion at Waterloo; he probably commanded the company, but by the end of the battle was the acting adjutant of the battalion.

Woodford, Alexander G. "Letters to Charles Fraser MP" in Gareth Glover (ed.). The Waterloo Archive Volume I: British Sources. Barnsley: Frontline, 2010. Pages 137 - 141.

Woodford, Alexander G. "Waterloo Letters #114 and 115, dated 14 January and 9 December 1838" in Waterloo Letters. Herbert T. Siborne (ed.). London: Greenhill, 1993. Pages 261 - 265

Notes: commanded the 2nd Battalion during Waterloo.

3rd Foot Guards

Aitchison, John. An Ensign in the Peninsular War: the Letters of John Aitchison. W.F.K. Thompson, (ed.). London: Michael Joseph; 1981. 349 pages.

Notes: 1808 - 1813

Anonymous. "Military Retribution" published in William Maxwell's Peninsular Sketches; by Actors on the Scene Cambridge: Ken Trotman; 1998. Two Volumes; 389 and 399 pages.

Notes: Vol 2; Pages 349 - 356. Author was in the Light Company of the 1st Battalion; has a good description of the bridging of the Adour and the action around Bayonne in 1814.

Anonymous. "Out-Post Anecdotes" published in William Maxwell's Peninsular Sketches; by Actors on the Scene Cambridge: Ken Trotman; 1998. Two Volumes; 389 and 399 pages.

Notes: Vol 2; Pages 332 - 336. Author was in the Light Company of the 1st Battalion; has a good description of the bridging of the Adour and the action around Bayonne in 1814.

Anonymous. "Reminiscences of Bayonne" published in William Maxwell's Peninsular Sketches; by Actors on the Scene Cambridge: Ken Trotman; 1998. Vol 2; Pages 163 - 186.

Notes: Author was in the Light Company of the 1st Battalion; has a good description of the bridging of the Adour and the action around Bayonne in 1814.

Anonymous. "The Defence of Hougoumont by One Who was Present dated July 1836" in Gareth Glover (ed.). The Waterloo Archive Volume VI: British Sources. Barnsley: Frontline, 2014. Pages 142 - 147

Notes: was in the 3rd Battalion and possibly Lieutenant Colonel Francis Home.

Bowater, Edward. "Letter to Henry Wheatley, dated 21June 1815" in Gareth Glover (ed.). The Waterloo Archive Volume III: British Sources. Barnsley: Frontline, 2011. Pages 108 - 110

Notes: was a Captain and Lieutenant Colonel; commanded 2st Company of the 2nd Battalion.

Clay, Mathew. Narrative of the Battle of Quatre Bras & Waterloo With the Defence of Hougoumont. Godmanchester: Ken Trotman; 2006. 43 pages 

Clay, Matthew. With the Guards at Hougoumont. Darlington: Napoleonic Archive. n.d. 20 pages.

Notes: Clay was a private in the Light Company of the 2nd Battalion. A great description of Quate Bras and the defense of Hougoumont from a private's perspective!

Evelyn, John. "Letter to His Wife Ann, dated 6 July 1815" in Gareth Glover (ed.). The Waterloo Archive Volume III: British Sources. Barnsley: Frontline, 2011. Pages 110 - 112

Notes: was father of Lieutenant and Captain George Evelyn, who was in the Light Company of the 2nd Battalion and seriously wounded in the defense of Hougomont.

Fairfield, Edward B. "Letter # 111, dated 6 August 1836" in Letters from the Battle of Waterloo: Unpublished Correspondence by Allied Officers from the Siborne Papers. Gareth Glover (ed.). London: Greenhill; 2004. Page 174

Notes: was a captain and commander of the 5th Company of the 2nd Battalion at Waterloo.

Gordon, Alexander. At Wellington’s Right Hand: the Letters of Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Alexander Gordon, 1808 – 1815. Rory Muir (ed) Phoenix Mill: Sutton, 2003.

Notes: Served on the staff of General David Baird in the Corunna Campaign and as Aide-de-Camp to Wellington from 1809 - 1815. Killed at Waterloo.

Hepburn, Francis. "Waterloo Letter # 117, dated 22 November 1834" in Waterloo Letters. Herbert T. Siborne (ed.). London: Greenhill, 1993. Pages 266 - 267

Notes: commanded the 2nd Battalion at Waterloo.

Home, Francis. "Letter to Mr. Mudford" in Gareth Glover (ed.). The Waterloo Archive Volume I: British Sources. Barnsley: Frontline, 2010. Pages 141 - 144.

Notes: was a lieutenant colonel and acting 2nd Major of the 2nd Battalion; took command of the forces at Hougomont after Colonel Macdonnell was wounded. Probably Anonymously wrote "The Defence of Hougoumont by One Who was Present dated July 1836" (see above)

Mercer, Douglas. "Letter # 110, dated 9 November 1834" in Letters from the Battle of Waterloo: Unpublished Correspondence by Allied Officers from the Siborne Papers. Gareth Glover (ed.). London: Greenhill; 2004. Pages 171 - 173

Notes: was the senior captain serving with the 2nd Battalion at Waterloo; was a commander of the 2nd Company but served as the acting 1st Major and may have commanded the battalion when Colonel Hepburn was with the forces at Hougoumont.

Montagu, Henry. "Letter # 113, dated 16 March 1843 (?) " in Letters from the Battle of Waterloo: Unpublished Correspondence by Allied Officers from the Siborne Papers. Gareth Glover (ed.). London: Greenhill; 2004. Pages 176 - 177

Notes: was an ensign in the 8th Company of the 2nd Battalion at Waterloo.

Napier, William (ed.).The Early Military Life of General Sir George T. Napier London: John Murray; 1886. 254 pages.

Notes: Sweden 1808; on staff of Sir John Moore at Coruna; in 52nd Regiment in Peninsula from 1809 - 1812; lost arm at Ciudad Rodrigo & invalided home; rejoins regiment in 1814 in France; transfers to 71st Infantry as commander through rest of Peninsula War; transfers to command company of 3rd Guards, but does not mention Waterloo.

Pritchard, William. "Letter to Mary dated 12 July 1815" in Gareth Glover (ed.). The Waterloo Archive Volume VI: British Sources. Barnsley: Frontline, 2014. Page 148

Notes: was a private in the 3rd Battalion at Waterloo.

Rooke, Henry W. "Letter # 95, dated 1 December 1835" in Letters from the Battle of Waterloo: Unpublished Correspondence by Allied Officers from the Siborne Papers. Gareth Glover (ed.). London: Greenhill; 2004. Pages 157 - 158

Rooke, Henry W. "Waterloo Letter" in Gareth Glover (ed.). The Waterloo Archive Volume I: British Sources. Barnsley: Frontline, 2010. Pages 1- 4

Notes: Was in 2nd Battalion 3rd Foot Guards; served as Assistant Adjutant General on General Cooke's staff.

Standen. George D. "Waterloo Letters # 118 and 119" in Waterloo Letters. Herbert T. Siborne (ed.). London: Greenhill, 1993. Pages 268 - 271

Notes: was an ensign in the Light Company of the 2nd Battalion at Waterloo.

Stevenson, John. A Soldier in Time of War, or the Military Life of  Sergeant John Stevenson. London, 1841.

Notes: Oman lists this as Twenty-one Years in the British Foot Guards; he was not at Waterloo, despite what Oman said.

Stothert, William. A Narrative of the Principal Events of the Campaigns of 1809, 1810, & 1811 in Spain and Portugal. Cambridge: Ken Trotman; 1997. 288 pages.

Notes: Captain and adjutant.

Wedgwood, Thomas. "Letters to His Mother and Father" in Gareth Glover (ed.). The Waterloo Archive Volume I: British Sources. Barnsley: Frontline, 2010. Pages 145 - 149.

Wedgwood, Thomas. "Letter # 112, dated 12 March1835" in Letters from the Battle of Waterloo: Unpublished Correspondence by Allied Officers from the Siborne Papers. Gareth Glover (ed.). London: Greenhill; 2004. Pages 175 - 176

Notes: was an ensign in Captain Charles F. Canning's 5th Company of the 2nd Battalion at Waterloo

 

 

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