Irish Casualties at Waterloo 1815

30% or nearly 8,500 of the Duke of Wellington’s 28,000 British soldiers, including Wellington himself, were Irish. Based on a casualty rate of 25% it can be ascertained that roughly 2,000 Irishmen were killed or wounded at the Battle of Waterloo.
This was much the same throughout the campaign and indeed in the earlier famous naval encounter, the Battle of Trafalgar.

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