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Gordon memorial

Monument Gordon

ADdress: chaussée de Charleroi – 1410 Waterloo

Lieutenant-Colonel Gordon was 29 years old in 1815 and held the position of aide-de-camp to Wellington. During the battle of Waterloo he was standing near the place where the present ‘Lion’s Mound’ is situated when a cannonball smashed his leg. He was carried to Wellington’s headquarters where it was amputated but he died after the operation. At the end of the battle, he expressed his concern for the Duke one last time, crying “Thank God, you’re safe!” before dying.