Battle of Waterloo Commemorative PlaquePrint Page
Bronze plaque with figures in relief commemorates the Victory at Waterloo, Belgium by Napoleon in 1815. Waterloo Sydney was named in commemoration of the victory.
The Battle of Waterloo was fought on Sunday, 18 June 1815 near Waterloo in present-day Belgium, then part of the United Kingdom of the Netherlands. An Imperial French army under the command of Emperor Napoleon was defeated by combined armies of the Seventh Coalition, an Anglo-Allied army under the command of the Duke of Wellington combined with a Prussian army under the command of Gebhard von Blücher. It was the culminating battle of the Waterloo Campaign and Napoleon's last. The defeat at Waterloo put an end to Napoleon's rule as Emperor of the French and marked the end of his Hundred Days return from exile.
|Address:||770 Elizabeth Street, Waterloo Library, Waterloo, 2017|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -33.899344|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Thursday 26th July, 1990|
COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SOUTH SYDNEY
THIS PLAQUE WAS UNVEILED BY
HIS GRACE ARTHUR VALERIAN WELLESLEY
THE EIGHTH DUKE OF WELLINGTON
ON THURSDAY 26 JULY, 1990.
WATERLOO SYDNEY WAS NAMED IN
COMMEMORATION OF THE VICTORY AT
WATERLOO, BELGIUM IN 1845 BY ALLIED
FORCES UNDER THE COMMAND OF
SIR ARTHUR WELLESLEY, EARL OF WELLINGTON
LATER THE FIRST DUKE OF WELLINGTON