Field hospital used during Battle of Waterloo to be excavated in July
Monday, 24 June 2019
This summer, archaeologists will be excavating a field hospital used during the Battle of Waterloo. Credit: Wikimedia Commons
The charity Waterloo Uncovered will excavate the site of a former field hospital this summer.
A team of military veterans and professional archaeologists will excavate the site of Wellington’s Field Hospital, where those injured in the Battle of Waterloo in 1815 received medical care. The team will examine the buildings of Mont St. Jean, where the field hospital was housed.
“Mont St Jean became a place of suffering and endurance,” Professor Tony Pollard, lead archaeologist, said in a press release. “It’s possible that as many as 6000 casualties passed through the place.”
Waterloo Uncovered is a charity that does archaeological digs at the Waterloo battlefield and supports veterans and active military personnel with recovery, education, and the transition to civilian life.
The dig will take place from the 8th to the 19th of July.