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Colonel Charles Albert Vigoureux, C.B.
1776 - 24th December 1841

Vigoureux joined the army in 1793 and served in the Peninsular War, commanding light troops at Salamanca and Vitoria.

During the Waterloo campaign he was a Major in the 30th Foot. At Quatre Bras the Colonel of the 30th was wounded and Vigoureux took command. The following day another Colonel took command and Vigoureux was given command of the light troops of the 5th Brigade (light companies of the 30th, 33rd, 9th & 73rd). They formed a screen between La Haye Sainte and Hougoumont. His orders started "Cover and protect our Batteries."

Vigoureux was wounded in the neck during the battle, the ball, near his spine, was never removed.

After Waterloo he served in the East Indies and Burma and commanded forces in the Madras Army of the East India Company.

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