Biography of William Hunter
William Hunter was a graduate of the University of Glasgow who served with the Coldstream Guards at the Battle of Waterloo.
His entry in Addison's Matriculations of the University of Glasgow (Glasgow, 1913) reads:
GULIELMUS HUNTER filius natu secundus Gulielmi Mercatoris in urbe Glasguensi.
MD 1813. Entered the Colstream Guards as Surgeon 1814. Was present at the blockade of Bayonne that year, and served during the campaign of 1815, including the battle of Waterloo. Attained the rank of Surgeon-Major, and resided at Woodbank, Largs. Died some years after 1870.