Napoleonic, Regency and Victorian soldiers of Ryedale.
Compiled by Paul Brunyee Adv Dip Ed, MA.

Major Hon. Frederick Howard, 10th Hussars.

Buried in the mausoleum at Castle Howard, north of the A64 between York and Malton. The mausoleum can be viewed from the A64. According to the entry in Charles Dalton's, 'The Waterloo Roll Call:3rd son of Frederick, 5th Earl of Carlisle, by Lady Margaret Granville-Leveson, dau of 1st Marquis of Stafford. Killed whilst gallantly leading the last charge. Buried at Waterloo. M.I. Afterwards brought home and buried at Streatham, 3rd Aug., 1815. Left issue by his marriage by Frances, only dau of Wm. H. Lambton, of Lambton Hall, Durham, two sons. In 1879 Maj. Howard's remains were removed from Streatham, and re-interred in the family mausoleum at Castle Howard, Yorkshire.'. The mausoleum is not open to the public...

Notes about Frederick Howard

The letter below mentions the death of Major Howard at Waterloo. This is taken from the journal of Arthur Shakespear, in the National Army Museum library, Chelsea, London, 7706 - 17 (1 to 5) three photocopied letters at the NAM, 20/08/94:

Laur(w)ent S( B?) enin(?) in front of

Le Cateau June 23rd

1816 1815

. . . we then advanced rapidly over the hill, with the whole of the brigade for half a mile into the bottom when the the Imperial Guard, Cav & Infantry were retreating - the 10th Hussars formed line in the bottom, with three cheers, really as steady almost as a field day, charged, (the right was first in,) Cuirassiers, Lancers, & Imperial Cavalry the re***t a square of Imperial infantry into which we went fairly on all sides - but poor Howard was killed - and as we were forming the men of the first charged Gunning fell from the musketry of the square - they gave us a most handsome reception, but they could not stop the spirit & delightful behaviour of our fellows - or of the 18th who charged . . .

[4 lines later] . . .as Grey was wounded previous to our coming over the hill so was Quentin, Gurwood & Wood - poor dear Arnold (?)


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