Main menu

Dutch-Belgian artillery monument

Last year in May 2015 a new monument was inaugurated with great ceremonial attendance of the current Dutch horse artillery. The monument is that of a field gun from 1815 and remembers the role played by Captain Adriaan Bijleveld and his horse battery, that fought in three seperate engagements during the Waterloo campaign. On the 15th June it covered the retreat from Frasnes, followed the next day by its engagement at Quatre Bras and then ultimately at Waterloo.

The monument was unveiled in the village of Genappe, inbetween the battlefields Quatre Bras and Waterloo, near the Maison communal on the road l'Espace 2000.

Read all about Bijleveld's endeavours in our books!