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A WATERLOO VETERAN IN NEW ZEALAND. The Canterbury Province, South Island, of New Zealand, was founded by a party of English settlers in December, 1850. Among that party was Lieutenant Dugald Macfarlane, formerly in the 1st battalion of the Old Rifle Corps, the 95th regiment of infantry, with which he served at the battle of Waterloo, on the memorable 18th of June, 1815. The death of this gentleman, at the venerable age of ninety-two, is now recorded by the Christchurch Press, one of our colonial contemporaries, with a brief memoir of his life, and a testimony of esteem for his personal character. He was born on June 6, 1790, in Perthshire, Scotland, and in 1811 obtained a commission through the influence of Sir John Anstruther, his mother's relative. At Waterloo, he commanded a company attached to the 3rd Light Brigade, which formed part of the Division under command of Sir H. Clinton, in Sir Frederick Adam's Army Corps, occupying the right centre of the British line, between Hougoumont and La Haye Sainte. The troops in this position, formed in squares of battalions, were exposed during six hours to the enemy's round shot, shell, and grape, and repelled a dozen charges of the French Cuirassiers and Lancers. At half- past seven in the afternoon they were ordered to form a line in crescent, the flank battalions, well advanced, being two deep, and the 52nd Regiment, in the centre, four deep; their whole strength was by this time reduced to about 2400 men, occupying a frontage of 300 yards. In this condition, they were charged by Marshal Ney, with seven battalions of the Old Imperial Guard, who had been reserved till then to break through the British centre to the rear of our line. Ney's troops fought in close columns, three deep, the companies being in rear of their Grenadiers, with a frontage of only thirty men, and with wide intervals between the phalanxes. The veteran Captain Macfarlane, in a letter some years ago published in the Army and Navy Gazette, narrated what was then done. "They charged," he says, "drums beating, and cheering Vive l'Empereur! But when within 150 yards, we were ordered to commence a steady fire by volleys of companies; and, after seven or eight rounds of those well-directed volleys, the whole of the enemy were in utter confusion. Ney's horse was shot under him; he lost his cap; and, on foot, sword in hand, he endeavoured to rally his men. This was impossible; they were treading each other down. We were ordered by Sir Frederick Adam to charge with the bayonet; and in a moment about three thousand of the enemy threw down their arms, and rushed in the greatest confusion to the rear. At this moment we were over a hundred yards in front of the British line, pursuing this routed multitude, with Napoleon's favourite Marshal in our midst, and perfect masters of everything in our front." He goes on to relate the subsequent movements of other portions of the British force, by which the French were completely defeated and driven beyond La Belle Alliance, where the Prussians took up the pursuit. After the victory of Waterloo, Lieutenant Macfarlane took part in the occupation of Paris by the Allied Armies, but soon retired on half-pay, and resided at home until the time when he emigrated to New Zealand. 1882