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  1. 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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  2. 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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    07-01-2012, 11:29 AM Go to last post
  3. 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 Napoleon’s army and was sent to England as a POW. Subsequently he...

    Started by Edith49‎, 27-07-2011 4:27 PM
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    27-07-2011, 8:36 PM Go to last post
  4. 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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    28-03-2011, 6:09 PM Go to last post
  5. 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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    28-03-2011, 5:39 PM Go to last post
  6. 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
  7. 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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    01-03-2011, 10:13 AM Go to last post
  8. 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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  9. 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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    07-01-2010, 10:39 AM Go to last post
  10. 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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    23-09-2009, 5:25 PM Go to last post
  11. 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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  12. Trooper Thomas at Waterloo

    Trooper William Thomas ‘B’ 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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    05-03-2009, 6:48 PM Go to last post
  13. 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
  14. 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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    08-12-2008, 3:32 PM Go to last post
  15. 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
  16. 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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    19-11-2008, 9:39 AM Go to last post
  17. 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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    19-07-2008, 4:21 PM Go to last post
  18. Cool Spain 1809-1812

    Hi, I'm really hoping someone can offer me some advice! One of my ancestors (probably in an Irish regiment, although there's also the less-likely possibility of a Yorkshire regiment...) was in the military and was definitely in Spain around 1809-1812 as his eldest two daughters were born there. ...

    Started by sparklypinkstar‎, 13-07-2008 2:15 PM
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    14-07-2008, 4:28 PM Go to last post
  19. William Dyke (1784-1842) served with the 44th somersetshire regiment of foot c.1805

    Hello, I wonder if any one knows of any records of a William Dyke of Shepton Mallet who was in the Napolionic wars from 1805 till he was discharged (wounded) and became a Chelsea out patient. (census 1841) He is a great great etc, ancestor of mine. Any info would be most appreciated. ...

    Started by Jessica1877‎, 10-05-2008 5:40 PM
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    13-05-2008, 10:11 AM Go to last post
  20. Napoleonic POW burials

    I am looking for information about the burial location of James Hollett (1781-1811) who was taken from his ship in the Atlantic Ocean while enroute from Newfoundland to England during the Napoleonic Wars. He died in prison at Arras, France on 11 April, 1811. James was not in the British Navy but...

    Started by S Douglas‎, 04-04-2008 6:27 AM
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    04-04-2008, 8:45 AM Go to last post

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