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Post  Captal on Thu Oct 13, 2016 9:31 pm

Interesting article. Apologies if already posted.

"In early 2015, the soldier's remains were identified as possibly being those of Friedrich Brandt, a member of the King’s German Legion, made up of German soldiers who fought with the British Army during the Napoleonic Wars."

http://www.archaeology.org/issues/79-1303/features/535-waterloo-british-soldier-dominique-bosquet
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Post  Mr. Digby on Fri Oct 14, 2016 8:54 am

I believe I heard this story via the NSD forum. I am curious to know if he has any living relatives.

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Post  Captal on Fri Oct 14, 2016 11:08 am

Did a little more googling.  No living descendants. ID based on location, muster returns and the carved initials on the wooden butt.  

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/only-full-skeleton-retrieved-from-battle-of-waterloo-in-200-years-identified-by-historian-after-10157110.html

http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/35787
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Post  Guest on Fri Oct 14, 2016 12:27 pm

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