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Wellington's Men Remembered Vol. 1 (Hardback)

A Register of Memorials to Soldiers who Fought in the Peninsular War and at Waterloo - Vol 1: A to L

Colour Books Military > Pre-WWI > Napoleonic > Battle of Waterloo Military > Pre-WWI > Napoleonic > Peninsular War

By Janet and David Bromley
Imprint: Praetorian Press
Pages: 610
Illustrations: 32 colour illustrations, 64 mono illustrations
ISBN: 9781848846753
Published: 31st May 2012



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Wellington's Men Remembered is a reference work to be published in two volumes, which has been compiled on behalf of the The Waterloo Association containing over 3,000 memorials to soldiers who fought in the Peninsular War and at Waterloo between 1808 and 1815, together with 150 battlefield and regimental memorials in 28 countries world wide.

Photographs of memorials are included in a CD Rom inserted in each volume.

A standard work that will be consulted for many years.

The Journal for Army Historical Research

NOTE: The following review refers to both volumes of Wellington's Men Remembered.

These two well produced, painstaking volumes form a truly momentous work which, as the sub-title explains, provides a register of the memorials of over 3,150 British and Allied Napoleonic officers and men who served in the Peninsula and at Waterloo, together with 150 regimental and battlefield memorials in 28 countries worldwide.

Although interesting, these are not really casual reading books as such, but superbly detailed works of reference which will surely come to be regarded as very important research tools for military historians, medal collectors and genealogists alike. Each of the two volumes runs to well over 600 pages and include regimental and place indexes. Also included with each volume is a separate DVD with thousands of photographs of memorials.

Most of the entries have been found on site visits, while others which have not yet been found or are no longer extant have been traced by means of documentary research in libraries and archives and have been recorded from published memorial inscriptions. Many of the latter represent memorials that have long been lost, others still remain to be visited and recorded. Some have been entered into the register on the strength of church burial records.

Arranged alphabetically, with full transcriptions and locations of the memorials, the various entries provide the soldier’s full name, rank and regiment, location of the memorial and indication of a photograph in the DVD, ranks and dates of appointment, service in the Peninsula and at Waterloo, other service records before 1808 and after 1815, honours, medals and awards, family links and bibliographical sources.

The text opens with a foreword by His Grace the Duke of Wellington and before the register of names comes a preface, introduction, list of abbreviations used and a fulsome list of acknowledgements. From Charles Abell (lieutenant, 83rd Regiment of Foot) to Ernst Christian Carl von Wurmb (captain, 5th Line Battalion KGL), Wellington’s men are indeed remembered.
The authors are archivists for The Waterloo Association and this splendid work is a credit to them both.

Stuart Asquith, Author

Wellington's Men Remembered is an amazing book that the authors must have spent a lifetime researching.

The Napoleon Series

Occasionally, a book crosses my desk which defies criticism in any conventional sense. This is one of them. It is a phenomenal piece of research, locating – or in some cases confirming the loss of – nearly 2000 memorials in this volume alone. The value of the volume is enhanced by biographical research wherever possible which brings many a story alive. This will surely become a standard source of reference of its kind and rightly so. My recommendation is this: if you have an interest in this period buy this book now as it is sure to be on general sale for but a short time and thus destined to fetch very high prices in the secondary market. A unique achievement, worthy of both thanks and high praise.


This is a unique book: a serious reference work, which displays real diligence and scholarship. It reflects extensive research in libraries and archive services and travel in the UK, Portugal, Spain, France and Belgium to locate, record, and photograph memorials. This book will undoubtedly interest family researchers, medal collectors, and those with a wider social and historic interest in the era. The CD-ROM presents a remarkable collection of images of memorials, 60 of which are reproduced in the book. These demonstrate a wealth of variation in design, size, materials, simplicity, grandeur and condition.

OMRS Journal

This tome is a real gem, and credit must go to its compilers and writers Janet and David Bromley. This book is lavishly illustrated and has an accompanying CD, which contains additional pictures to those in the book. It is a superb publiciation and should grace the shelves of any library or research institution. It will become a valuable reference work for both family and military historians to consult. Although priced at £60.00 it is well worth the expenditure.

Genealogists Magazine

A papcastle couple who have spent the past 12 years putting together a book have seen it published. David and Janet Bromley have devoted their retirement to recording war memorials around the world to soldiers who were part of the Battle of Waterloo and Peninsula War between 1808 and1815, involving 24 countries.

Cockermouth Times and Star

This is a valuable reference and source book which will take its place in any military history collection. A fine piece of academic study!

The Keswick Reminder

This book will be of considerable interest to those whose interest lies in the Peninsular War and Waterloo, whose library should not be without it, of only because of the amount of information if contains. Highly recommended.

Medal News

Well, here it is. After many years of hard work and and as a result of scouring Britain's churchyards like a couple of modern-day Burke and Hares, the Bromleys' long-awaited Register of Memorials – or Wellington's Men Remembered – is finally here. Has it been worth the wait? It most certainly has. Family history societies, genealogists and medal collectors are going to love and value this book and it is sure to become the definitive work on the subject – and this is only volume one. This work will ensure that, like Wellington's men, the Bromleys too will be remembered. What next for Janet: Mastermind...? Very highly recommended.

Waterloo Association

This huge tome – more than 600 pages – forms the first volume of two gathering together more than 3,000 memorials to soldiers who fought in the Peninsular War and at Waterloo between 1808 and 1815, together with 150 battlefield and regimental memorials in 28 countries worldwide.

Your Family Tree

This impressive volume also includes biographical details, service history and family links.

Family Tree

About Janet and David Bromley

JANET and DAVID BROMLEY are retired
librarians and Honorary Archivists of
The Waterloo Association who have devoted
many years of their retirement to
researching and recording memorials and
graves to soldiers who fought in the
Peninsular War and at Waterloo between
1808 and 1815. They have researched in
libraries and archive services and travelled
throughout the United Kingdom and in
Portugal, Spain, France and Belgium to
locate, record and photograph memorials. In
total over 3,000 memorials have been
located, with the help of more that 400
members of the Association and other
interested individuals.

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