~ and his campaign diary
William was a member of the 1st Battalion 71st Highland Light Infantry from 1803-1815. While on campaign in South Africa, South America, Portugal, Spain, France and Flanders he kept a diary. His final entries record his experiences at the Battle of Waterloo, and his homecoming.

Its text was first published in the Highland Light Infantry Chronicle 1920-21, but the original diary appears to be lost.

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Entrance of the Allies into Paris 1814