Posted By:Marie Marshall
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Subject:French/Polish/British slodiers killed at Waterloo
Post Date:July 30, 2007 at 06:37:30
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Forgive this rather trivial request.

I am curently writing a children's novel in one chapter of which there will be a scene where the names of fallen soldiers on the field of Waterloo will be heard being called out. Most of the names will be French, some will be British, and a handful will be Polish, if there were any soldiers of Polish origin at Waterloo.

Now, I know that if I chose a list of French or British names at random I would be more likely than not to chose the name of someone who had fought at Waterloo! Less so Polish, of course. However, I felt I would like to use real names if possible, out of respect for those men who actually did die there.

If anyone has access to a list, no matter how small, no matter if it is from a single regiment or military unit, or if anyone would like me to honour an ancestor, or someone whose personal story they know, by including them in my novel, please feel free to get in touch.

Thank you.