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London Borough of Tower Hamlets in Greater London County, England, United Kingdom
 

The Waterloo Battery

Weapons to Trophies

 
 
The Waterloo Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, April 27, 2018
1. The Waterloo Battery Marker
Inscription.
These bronze 6-pounder guns were captured at the battle of Waterloo on 18 June 1815. They are individually named and were cast in various parts of Napoleon's European Empire n 1813.

The Duke of Wellington, who commanded the anglo-allied army at Waterloo, was also Master General of Ordnance and ordered the preservation of all the guns captured during the battle. Eight came to the Tower as the headquarters of the Ordnance Office, the government department responsible for providing military weapons and equipment.

Today, six of the original eight guns are mounted on accurate replica carriages made by the government carriage department in the 1950s. The other two are at Fort Nelson near Portsmouth, Royal Armouriesí museum of artillery.

From 1831 eight guns captured at the battle of Waterloo were displayed as columns supporting a giant trophy of arms in the Grand Storehouse, the building which stood on this spot from 1692 until 1841.
 
Location. 51° 30.51′ N, 0° 4.575′ W. Marker is in London Borough of Tower Hamlets, England, in Greater London County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Tower Hill and Trinity Square, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Located in front of the Waterloo Barracks within the
A Coldstream Guard at the Waterloo Barracks and the Waterloo Battery image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, April 27, 2018
2. A Coldstream Guard at the Waterloo Barracks and the Waterloo Battery
walls of the Tower of London. Marker is in this post office area: London Borough of Tower Hamlets, England EC3N 4DJ, United Kingdom.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. On Guard (here, next to this marker); The Waterloo Barracks (a few steps from this marker); Captured Cannon (within shouting distance of this marker); British 25 Pounder Field Gun, 1943 (within shouting distance of this marker); Nordenfelt Gun (within shouting distance of this marker); Bronze 24-pounder Cannon (within shouting distance of this marker); White Tower and the Two Princes (within shouting distance of this marker); Iron 9-pounder Gun (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in London Borough of Tower Hamlets.
 
Also see . . .
1. Tower of London. (Submitted on May 23, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. Tower of London on Wikipedia. (Submitted on May 23, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
Categories. Military
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 23, 2018. This page originally submitted on May 23, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 39 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 23, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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