Thomas Betteridge

Summer excavation 2017

A veteran Coldstream Guard, Thomas heard about WU on social media and was happy to join the WU 2017 summer excavation in Hougoumont. This was not only because of the strong connection between the farm and his regiment, but also to further his current studies: passionate about military history, he was leaving the army to start an MA in Heritage Studies in September 2017, and was keen to get some fieldwork experience. He summarised two weeks of excavating the buildings in the courtyard with Emily’s team, saying “It has been a great experience, it has been good to meet other people that I normally wouldn’t have the chance to meet.”
Tom in 2017