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Forum: Napoleonic Wars - (1804-1815)

  1. 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 1:13 AM
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    09-01-2009, 8:25 PM Go to last post
  2. 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 12:47 PM
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  3. 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 10:35 AM
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    23-11-2008, 10:35 AM Go to last post
  4. 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 2:21 PM
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    19-11-2008, 8:39 AM Go to last post
  5. 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 11:52 AM
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  6. 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 1:15 PM
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  7. 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 4:40 PM
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    13-05-2008, 9:11 AM Go to last post
  8. 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 5:27 AM
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  9. Light Dragoons

    Hello, Looking for any info on 8th park street light dragoons, Plymouth Devon. I have a ggggrandfather--John Francis Smet who was in it. He was a surgeon and died in Plymouth in 1840. I believe he was born in Belgium. He also had a brother Charles Hamilton Smith who was a Lt. Colonel and also...

    Started by pepperpot‎, 27-11-2007 6:14 PM
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    28-11-2007, 12:55 PM Go to last post
  10. Berkshire Regiments

    In the search for a missing ancestor, I have come across a 7 year gap between the birth of his children, 2nd child born 1808, 3rd 1815 and wondered why ? of course it could be perfectly natural. I then realised that the Napoleonic wars were being fought during those years. Could he have enlisted...

    Started by tribi‎, 11-10-2006 3:19 PM
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    25-11-2007, 10:13 AM Go to last post
  11. Plight of the Discharged Soldiers

    Many of the soldiers and sailors discharged after 1815 found themselves in great distress and unable to find employment. In 1819 the Government released £50,000 for an aided emigration scheme to the Cape of Good Hope, and some 20,000 people applied to go, only a fraction of whom were accepted. The...

    Started by Sue Mackay‎, 19-07-2006 10:46 AM
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    26-08-2007, 5:59 PM Go to last post
  12. Help finding George Press

    Iíve just been informed by another family researcher that one of my ancestors, George Press, was in the military service about the time of the Napoleonic War. George Press lived in Northern Ireland. The researcher says that one document states that George is a pensioner of the Royal Marines and...

    Started by Ed Bradford‎, 28-10-2006 2:20 PM
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  13. Shoemakers/Cordwainers

    Does anyone know whether our ships around the time of the Napoleonic wars would have a shoemaker/cordwainer on board as a a matter of course.I have William Dodds, cordwainer, born circa 1787 marrying Rebecca Chick in Portsea in 1810 in Portsea. I cant find any other connections with the area, only...

    Started by Henry14‎, 08-10-2006 5:21 PM
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  14. Question Militia Service Question

    I read somewhere (in a pub somewhere in the Cotswolds if I recall corrcetly) that late 1700 - early 1800 that in each county the militia had to raise a number of men to serve and that it was drawn by lots - if not enough volunteers? Is that correct? And that replacement volunteers could step...

    Started by HiFly‎, 26-09-2006 6:30 PM
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    28-09-2006, 12:49 AM Go to last post
  15. HMS Cerberus

    Does any one have any knowledge of HMS Cerberus around the time of the Napoleonic wars? I believe she was a frigate.

    Started by Henry14‎, 01-09-2006 11:53 PM
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  16. Arrow Napoleonic Era Medal?

    found a medal in old family collection Inscribed Front - Napoleaon I, Empereur Back - A ses compagnons De gloire sa derniere pensee St Helene 5 Mai 1821 something to do with the island of st helen under british occupation and 1821 is the death date of napoleon any information would be...

    Started by skillmaster‎, 16-08-2006 6:11 PM
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  17. Waterloo?

    GEORGE BOSWELL Born BIDFORD, Warwickshire, Served in the 81st Foot Regiment, Discharged aged 31 (1811-1822). One of the divisions of the 81st fought at Waterloo. I have just got George's discharge papers and would like to find out more about him, where exactly he served, and how he sustained his...

    Started by PenelopeCarter‎, 08-08-2006 2:18 PM
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    10-08-2006, 10:34 AM Go to last post
  18. Fiction

    I'd be interested to read what all you experts think of the Matthew Harvey stories by Allan Mallinson. They start at Waterloo then go onwards - India, Canada, etc. I like the fact that they're not all derring-do, like Sharpe, but also touch on the frustrations of an officer on Ĺpay in peace time...

    Started by Haggis‎, 09-08-2006 11:56 PM
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  19. Dawes/Kings Own 4th Foot Reg.

    My Richard Dawes born St Giles London 1891, served in the 4th Foot Regiment before coming to Australia with his wife Elizabeth & 2 Children, Richard & Mary Ann.He was wounded at St Sabastian & Salamanca, & was dicharged with a pension in1817. I have his discharge papers, any info welcome.

    Started by marianne Faull‎, 23-10-2004 6:51 AM
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    31-07-2006, 8:21 PM Go to last post
  20. Soldier in the East Indies (1830)

    I have just recieved the miltary record of one of my ancestors who was a soldier for 21 years. He joined (1825 aged 19) the 2nd foot I can't read the regiment and was based in the East Indies for 19 years. I have a little knowledge of this time frame or what was happening then. I know this...

    Started by Julie Tyrell‎, 20-05-2006 12:04 PM
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    21-05-2006, 1:28 PM Go to last post

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