Wellington and Blucher Meeting Before the Battle of Waterloo. Robert Alexander Hillingford

Wellington and Blucher Meeting Before the Battle of Waterloo. Robert Alexander Hillingford

British soldiers defending the Hougomont gate during the Battle of Waterloo, June 1815.

British soldiers defending the Hougomont gate during the Battle of Waterloo, June 1815.

WATERLOO (near Brussels) 1815 is the historical site where Napoleon lost the battle - its famous "Butte du Lion" and museum commemorates the Battle of Waterloo

WATERLOO (near Brussels) 1815 is the historical site where Napoleon lost the battle - its famous "Butte du Lion" and museum commemorates the Battle of Waterloo

Looking for Descendants of UK Soldiers who Fought in the Battle of ...

Looking for Descendants of UK Soldiers who Fought in the Battle of ...

Piper Kenneth MacKay of the 79th Cameron Highlanders at the Battle of Waterloo, 1815.  In the heat of battle, Piper MacKay stepped from the protection of the ranks and began to play, Cogadh no Sith (War or Peace).  He was later presented a set of silver mounted pipes by the King for his act of bravery.

Piper Kenneth MacKay of the 79th Cameron Highlanders at the Battle of Waterloo, 1815. In the heat of battle, Piper MacKay stepped from the protection of the ranks and began to play, Cogadh no Sith (War or Peace). He was later presented a set of silver mounted pipes by the King for his act of bravery.

British infantry receiving the charge of the French cuirassiers, Battle of Waterloo- by Peter Dennis

British infantry receiving the charge of the French cuirassiers, Battle of Waterloo- by Peter Dennis

A battle in Belgium in 1815 in which the British and Prussians defeated the French under Napoleon Bonaparte. Napoleon abdicated as emperor a few days after this final defeat, and a few weeks later he was captured and sent into exile.

A battle in Belgium in 1815 in which the British and Prussians defeated the French under Napoleon Bonaparte. Napoleon abdicated as emperor a few days after this final defeat, and a few weeks later he was captured and sent into exile.

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