Samuel Ferrior

Lieutenant-Colonel Samuel Ferrior

Born in Pembrokeshire, he was promoted to Captain in the 1st Life Guards on 1 August 1802. On 30 June 1810 he was promoted from captain to major by purchase and subsequently to lieutenant-colonel.

At the Battle of Waterloo, the 1st Life Guards formed part of the 1st (or household) brigade of heavy cavalry under Major-General Lord Edward Somerset.

Records suggest that during the battle, as major and Lieutenant-colonel he led his regiment in eleven charges, most of which were not made until after “his head had been laid open by the cut of a sabre and his body was pierced with a lance”. He died at Waterloo.