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Leigh
11-06-2005, 12:00 PM
I'm hoping sks can point me in the right direction. I have copy of an article written about 40 years ago about my husband's great great grandmother's brother who was a doctor in colonial Melbourne and of some repute. This article mentions that the doctor's father William Gillbee had been a captain in the Duke of Wellington's regiment. I assume this meant the 33rd Regiment of Foot. I have a copy of Dr Gillbee's death certificate and it states that his father was a captain in the British army. Captain Gillbee died in c1831 - no record of where or how unfortunately. My question is how and where can a person living in Australia endeavour to find out if Captain Gillbee was in the 33rd or in some other regiment and where he would have served?

Regards

Robbo
11-06-2005, 2:38 PM
33rd Regiment of Foot


1702.02.12 Earl of Huntingdon's Regiment of Foot
also known until 1751 by the names of other colonels
1751.07.01 33rd Regiment of Foot
1782.08.31 33rd (the 1st Yorkshire West Riding) Regiment of Foot
1853.06.28 33rd (The Duke of Wellington's) Regiment of Foot
so named by Queen Victoria nine months after the death of the 1st Duke of Wellington, the only regiment to bear the name of a commoner after 1782
1881.07.01 united with 76th Regiment of Foot, to form The Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment)

try this link
http://regiments.org/regiments/uk/inf/033-702.htm

Robbo

Geoffers
11-06-2005, 3:32 PM
William Gillbee had been a captain in the Duke of Wellington's regiment. I assume this meant the 33rd Regiment of Foot. I have a copy of Dr Gillbee's death certificate and it states that his father was a captain in the British army.
One of the best ways of tracing an army officer's career is through the Army List, published since 1754. You may be able to find some copies of this in a larger library (Australian members may be able to adivse best on this). Other than that, some publishers of CDs sell copies of the Army List on CD-rom.

Geoffers
Charlbury, Oxfordshire

Leigh
12-06-2005, 4:45 AM
Thankyou Geoffers for your reply. I will check out our state library to see if they have the Army List.

Leigh Prideaux

peter nicholl
12-06-2005, 3:44 PM
Hi Leigh
You could try to see if your Library has, or can get a copy of Waterloo Roll Call, with Biographical Notes & Anecdotes by Charles Dalton; ISBN 1843420244. It may help. I think that it can be ordered via the 'net.
Peter

Leigh
13-06-2005, 11:05 AM
Thanks Peter. I will try my library.

Regards

Leigh

Leigh
13-06-2005, 11:18 AM
Peter, I have just checked the catologue of our State Library and they have the book you reccommended in their genealogy section. I will endeavour to get there next weekend.

Thanks to those who took the time to respond to my query.

Leigh