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Forum: Napoleonic Wars - (1804-1815)

  1. 9th Battery Royal Artilley 1808-1824

    Hi, I've found the pension papers of an ancestor (Samuel Deakin, born 1790, Castle Donington, Leicestershire) who served in the 9th Battery/Battalion Royal Artilley from 1808-1824 but I can find very little on the whereabouts of the 9th Battery during his service. The only information I found...

    Started by apowell‎, 01-09-2012 8:31 PM
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  2. You know the sailor but not the ship?

    Iíve been transcribing the registers listing sailors, and ship serving on, who sent part of their pay home, 1795 Navy Act, Ė in many cases this was to relatives Ė mother, wife sister etc. Whilst this is an ongoing project Iíve over 5000 names, so if you are missing someone let me know and Iíll...

    Started by Gules‎, 17-10-2004 10:41 AM
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  3. Battle of Trafalgar

    My earliest known ancester, Charles William MARTIN, served on HMS ACHILLE at the Battle of Trafalgar. http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/trafalgarancestors/details.asp?id=338 Please advise if this is not deemed the most appropriate forum to share this information.

    Started by Prussian‎, 27-04-2012 11:43 AM
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  4. british soldier -france

    hi my relative John Davison was born 1818 France , we believe his father to also be John Davison a soldier , how can i find out who,what where , etc concerning the army at this time in france . dean

    Started by deanC‎, 22-12-2010 10:06 PM
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  5. Question Looking for a book

    |help| please. I'm trying to locate a copy of "A Memoir of Maj. Gen. Sir Denis Pack" by Denis R. Pack-Beresford, University Press, Dublin, 1908. I haven't been able to find any library anywhere that will own up to having a copy. Sir Denis served in the Peninsula and elsewhere, and commanded...

    Started by Peggy‎, 15-02-2005 9:00 PM
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  6. Red face Jean-Baptiste Joseph Legry or Gris or Legrey

    I have found that my 4th G-Grandfather was a french soldier on Napoloeons side at the battle of Baylen in 1808. He was injured and captured during the battle of Baylen,Spain in July 1808. He was a Captain in the 20th Dragoons in Napoleonís army and was sent to England as a POW. Subsequently he...

    Started by Edith49‎, 27-07-2011 4:27 PM
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  7. HMS Polyphemus @ Trafalgar

    |help|The only ship I can find that both took part at Trafalgar and was built at Sheerness was HMS Polyphemus. Does anyone know of any others that fit both criteria? Peter

    Started by peter nicholl‎, 28-11-2004 10:38 PM
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  8. Smile pressganged fisherman

    not sure if this is the right forum,but it does indeed cover the napoleonic wars. i am looking for information on a john twizell, born 1787 in bedlington, northumberland and died in 1836 ,he was apparently pressganged, he eventually became a quartermaster before leaving the navy. and returning to...

    Started by pejay‎, 10-08-2005 4:04 PM
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  9. Nelson's Victory Centenary plaque 1905

    I inherited an interesting item. It's a copper tray or plaque, about 14" diameter, elaborately engraved with an anchor, rope, scrolls, and an image of the ship VICTORY, and the following inscription: NELSON'S VICTORY CENTENARY MEMENTO E.R. VII Presented by the BRITISH & FOREIGN Sailor's...

    Started by Jane Elderfield‎, 07-04-2010 8:56 AM
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    22-03-2011, 3:21 AM Go to last post
  10. Cavalongue: 1812/13

    We have two birth Certificates involving our Royal Artillery Driver ancestor, Edward Hood as the father. One lists place of birth as Portugal in 1813, the other as CAVALONGUE in 1812. They relate to the same daughter Catherine and appear to be duplicate records, or records made in two places. ...

    Started by mikefoy‎, 01-03-2011 9:49 AM
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  11. Waterloo Medal Roll 1815 - possible ancestor

    I've been trying to track down some info regarding my ancestor William Wignall (b. around the turn of the 19th century in Longton, LANCS) who was in the navy in the early to mid 19th century. This month on A******* they've started putting up records for the Waterloo Medal Roll and listed on...

    Started by ash33au‎, 28-07-2010 1:54 PM
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  12. Ship's Barometer

    Folks, i have in my possession (eventually) a brass cased aneroid barometer manufactured by Kilpatrick & Co London,dated 1804. I have Googled the manufacturer without success; i am hoping someone may have come across this company in their research. Thanks, Eric

    Started by warncoort‎, 07-01-2010 8:01 AM
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  13. Smile 5th Rifle Brigade, Peninsular Wars

    Hi, I'm trying to find out any details about the above Regiment and a Joseph Dornford who joined as a volunteer in 1811. Can anyone recommend any leads Cheers|cheers|

    Started by Stephen Evans‎, 22-09-2009 2:09 PM
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  14. Battle Of Trafalgar Ships.

    Hi I reckon a lot of us on here know the names of many of the ships that fought in the Battle Of Trafalgar. When I ask work colleagues they always say "Victory" then struggle to name the rest. If I ask them to name another ship, they always seem to struggle. I am not boasting here but I can name...

    Started by benny1982‎, 12-04-2009 11:06 PM
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  15. Trooper Thomas at Waterloo

    Trooper William Thomas ĎBí Troop Royal Horse Artillery at the Battle of Waterloo. In 1851 he worked as a groom in the town of Narberth and in 1871 living with wife Ann drawing a pension, he died 10th March 1876 aged 88 yrs. Any further information surrounding his army career only would be...

    Started by Orielbenfro‎, 01-03-2009 8:20 PM
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  16. Talking Researching Royal Foot Artillery

    I hope someone can steer me in the right direction. The information I'm after is not available in Australia subsequently I may be very vague with what I know. Gunner Robert Prentice served in Captain Charles Sandham's Company, Foot Artillery in the Battle of Waterloo. From what I can gather that...

    Started by prento‎, 21-03-2005 2:13 AM
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    09-01-2009, 9:25 PM Go to last post
  17. Born in France

    My GGGrandfather was born in France 1815 and i would love to get his birth certificate. His name was John Power Clarke. I am no good at wars i'm afraid but his father (same name) was in the 7th Hussars so maybe he was in France with his wife Eleanor when the baby was born. They came from Ireland...

    Started by jennifer 150‎, 08-12-2008 1:47 PM
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  18. 1822 Diary

    I have an 1822 diary (or 'Peacock's Polite Repository' as it is titled). On the front page is a pencil inscription: 'This belonged to Lady Kinmalls Grandmother Lady Anne Cullin Smith, who was imprisoned by the French with the Brother of the Duke of Wellington during the Peninsula Campaign in the...

    Started by crossanjames‎, 15-01-2006 11:35 AM
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    23-11-2008, 11:35 AM Go to last post
  19. John Mitchell - Waterloo

    I am trying to find out more information on an ancestor named John Mitchell who is listed on the Waterloo Medal Roll of 1815. He is listed as being in the 11th Royal Dragoons. How would I find out about his army record, discharge etc? Any info would be greatly appreciated! Many thanks, Roger...

    Started by Plantpot20‎, 16-11-2008 3:21 PM
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  20. william bateman

    My great-great-great grandfather,William Bateman from Saxthorpe,Norfolk,served with the 56th Foot in India and Mauritius 1804-1826.He was discharged and became a Chelsea Pen.I have tried to obtain his Attestation Papers ,without success.

    Started by p. harrison‎, 19-07-2008 12:52 PM
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