Mr Monkey found a pair of memorial stones on either side of the Rue de la Croix. The first commemerates the 27th Inniskillings, who held the crossroads for Wellington. In the morning, the 27th was around 750 strong; by the evening, 478 had been killed or wounded. Picton commanded a division on the left of Wellington's line, and was shot through the head leading his men against d'Erlons great infantry assault. After he was dead they found out he'd been hiding a chest wound since the battle at Quatre-Bras, two days earlier.
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