There is a remarkable story out of Belgium where researchers have not only identified a 200-year old skeleton discovered beneath a parking lot at the Battle of Waterloo site as a German soldier, but identified the soldier as 23-year old Friedrich Brandt, was a member of the King’s German Legion of British monarch George III. The pictures shown here actually reveal the minimal still lodged between Brandt from the wound that killed him.
The first lead were 20 German and French coins found with the body. A box near the remains also bore the initials F.C.B. That led to records showing that there was a Friedrich Brandt who had curvature of the spine.