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I Corps
William, Prince of Orange

II Corps
Lt-General Lord Hill

The 2nd British Infantry Division
Lt-Gen. Sir Henry Clinton

This was a strong division, with two of its three brigades German speaking. It was a good example of how an inexperienced Hanoverian Landwehr brigade was stiffened by serving alongside British and Kings German Legion  (KGL) regular units.
It was initially deployed in reserve behind the right of the Allied line and north of the Nivelles road.
It was moved forward to the front line in the early evening. The 1/52nd, which was probably the strongest battalion in the army, played a major role in defeating the Imperial Guard by attacking them in flank.

It was not involved at Quatre-Bras. Casualties at Waterloo amounted to around 1,540 (19%).

3rd British Brigade
Maj-Gen. F. Adam (w)

1/52nd (Oxfordshire Light Infantry)
Lt-Col. Sir John Colbourne
1,130 men

 

7lst Foot (Highland Light Infantry)
Lt-Col. T. Reynell (w)
936 men

 

2/95th Rifles
Maj. A. Norcott (w)
666 men

 

3/95th Rifles (2 coys)
Maj. J. Ross
205 men

 

1st KGL Brigade
Col. G.C.A. du Platt (k)

1st KGL Line
Maj. W. Robertson
478 men

 

2nd KGL Line
Lt-Col. J.C. von Schroder (k)
527 men

 

3rd KGL Line
Lt-Col. F. de Wissell
589 men

 

4th KGL Line
Maj. R. Reb
478 men

 

3rd Hanoverian Brigade
Col. H. Halkett

Bremenvorde Landwehr
Lt-Col. Schulenberg
655 men

 

Osnabrϋck Landwehr
Maj. Count Munster (w)
633 men

 

Quackenbrϋck Landwehr
Maj. Baron C.W. von dem Hunefeldt (k)
609 men

 

Salzgitter Landwehr
Maj. von Hammerstein
644 men

 

Divisional Artillery
Lt-Col. C. Gold

Field Artillery Battery
Capt. S. Bolton RFA (k)
5 x 9-pdrs, 1 x 5.5-in. howitzer, 217 men

 

2nd HA KGL
Maj. A. Sympher (w)
5 x 9-pdrs, 1 x 5.5-in. howitzer, 225 men

 
 
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