Closing the North Gate


After Legros and his small band of brave men had entered the chateau and been killed, the gates had to be closed and barricaded. It was a feat of great strength and courage by the following members of the Coldstream Guards: Lt-Col James Macdonnell, Captain Henry Wyndham, Ensign James Hervey, Ensign Henry Gooch, Sergeant James Graham, Corporal Graham (his brother) plus four NCOs of the Scots Guards


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by Stephen Luscombe