Does anyone know if this Soldier was identified?
I was not sure which part to put it on but since he was killed by a musket ball I assumed the blackpowder site was the most appropriate.
Looks like a 75 cal or thereabouts.....no idea on ID...makes you wonder who was sat waiting a home for them.
"Only an armed people can be truly free.
Only an unarmed people can ever be enslaved." - Aristotle
my mate bone .........
This looks remarkably like the skeleton shown on a recent "Yesterday" channel programme. The poor devil was found, on examination, to have suffered from spina bifida and would have been unable to walk/stand very well. How he performed his duties as a soldier with this problem is a wonder. The musket ball was identified as French.
Apropos Mr Hewitt's post, back in 1897, my maternal grandmother, then aged seven, and like everybody in her East End street, celebrating Victoria's Diamond Jubilee, got a hug from a very old neighbour who had also been a drummer boy at Waterloo. He had been injured, and after the battle was over, was saved from certain death from his injuries and exposure by his father, who found him in the wreckage of a commissary wagon. He kept him alive by hugging him to him for the rest of the night, while they got him to the chirurgeons, who treated him as best they could. It was, my grandma told me, 'the Waterloo hug' and I was to pass it on to my children at the age of seven, as well as my eventual grandchildren. That I have done for my daughter, and will do for my grandaughter next anniversary of the BoW.
The musket ball seems a bit pristine.
Wouldn't it have deformed, somewhat if it was found in this soldiers ribcage?
that was my thought when i saw it too....going through clothing etc must have deformed it.......need to do a mythbusters on this
my dad served under the dunk of wellington.