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Wellington's Men Remembered Vol. 2 (Hardback)

A Register of Memorials to Soldiers who Fought in the Peninsular War and at Waterloo - Vol II: M to Z

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

By Janet and David Bromley
Imprint: Pen & Sword Military
Pages: 661
ISBN: 9781848847507
Published: 7th April 2015



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Wellington's Men Remembered is a reference work which has been compiled on behalf of The Waterloo Association and contains 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 24 countries worldwide.

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

An invaluable source for researchers and sumptuously illustrated with images of the memorials.

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A standard work that will be consulted for many years.

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The two volumes contain 3,200 memorials to British and allied veterans who faught i the Peninsular war and at Waterloo 1808-1815 together with regimental and battlefield memorials. It will be of special interest to military historians and genealogists.

The project was initiated and supported by the Waterloo Association, and has been assisted by no fewer than 450 members.

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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

Le second tome du dictionnaire recensant les tombres et les monuments (plus 2 1350 pur les deux tomes) des militaires britanniques et allies ayant servi dans la peninsule Iberique et a Waterloo eat paru. Complement utile au Guide Napoleon , il est enrichid'un CD-Rom avel les photographies d'une grande partie des monuments cites. Un travail de recherche meticuleux et passionnnant qui ravira tous les amateurs.


The second volume of the dictionary listing the tombs and monuments (over 1350 for both volumes) and British military allies who served in the Iberian Peninsula and Waterloo. A useful complement to the Napoleon Guide. It is enriched with photographs of many of the monuments cited. A meticulous search of work and passion that will delight all fans.

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This book has a clear objective, but will appeal to a potentially large additional readership for many different reasons. It is a work of scholarship and has been almost a lifetime's endeavour by the authors, continuing on into their retirement. It follows on from Volume I, covering M to Z. It is a heft volume and the cover price if not unreasonable for such a work.
Had the authors confine their efforts to just recordings to a list of names, together with the units that they served during the Peninsular War and/or Battle of Waterloo, it would have been a magnificent effort and of great value to historians, enthusiasts and the descendants of those recorded. However, they have done so much more. WE must salute the authors and appreciate the publisher. Strongly recommended.


Wellington's Men Remembered is a superb reference book and is worth every penny!

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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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