He was Sous Lieutenant Legros of the 1st company, 2nd battalion, 1st Legere Reg. Known to his men as L'enfonceur. He, axe in hand, managed to cut his way in through the North gate of Hougoumont, with a few dozen men behind him. The british momentarily panicked, but when no more french followed up the tide turned quickly. A colonel Wyndham and a few other coldstream officer managed to retake control of the gate, and Legros and all his men were cut off and killed to a man. The only frenchman who survived was a young drummer boy who the british spared.