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Gravestones at Waterloo

Postby FBC-Elvas, Portugal » September 29th, 2012, 10:41 am

I have a copy of the small but 63 page Handy Guide of Waterloo and Environs that was published, according to the booklet, 30 years after the Hotel du Musée [Château de Mont-Saint-Jean] was built at Waterloo. Does anyone know when that was?

I think that building was demolished recently as part of the current renovation of the Waterloo visitors’ area.

When the guide was published, the Waterloo cemetery contained the gravestones of Col. Sir H.W. Ellis of the 23rd Royal Welch Fusiliers, Lt. Col. Richard Fitzgerald of the Life-Guards and Lt. Col. Wilhlem Ludwig von Langrehr of the Hanoverian Field-Battalion Bremen. This cemetery no longer exists and the stones of Col. Ellis’ and Lt.Col. Fitzgerald were moved to the garden of the Wellington Museum. The gravestone of Maj. Arthur Rowley Heyland is also there.

Lt. Col. von Langrehr’s stone may have been lost. But his name is recorded on the Waterloo Column in Hanover. There's a picture of that monument on

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Graves in the old Waterloo cemetery
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Cover of old Waterloo guide
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