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quiffdo
03-09-2014, 8:21 PM
Hello all

I've started to research my 5xGrt Uncle Simon Fletcher who was said to have been at the Battle of Waterloo and was wounded.

Can anybody please fill in some details for me as to what exactly he did during the battle or where he was wounded etc?
I know next to nothing about his exploits but would love to know.

Many thanks

Danny Wilson

thewideeyedowl
03-09-2014, 8:43 PM
Hi Danny

I think this is likely to be your man: http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C10701129.

You would be able to read it all for free at TNA, but that might be too long a journey. Some, or all(?), of it is available on FMP, the subscription site.

I've checked the initial list of Waterloo casualties that was posted in The Times of 22 June 1815 but cannot see his name there. (Go to the Newspapers Forum on Brit Gen and scroll down for that copy of The Times.)

Hope this will give you some leads.

Owl

quiffdo
03-09-2014, 8:50 PM
Thank you Owl

I shall give the Times a look.

Danny

thewideeyedowl
04-09-2014, 7:27 AM
Good morning

Have just found this useful-looking book on Google Books: http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=aPwTAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA288&dq=(%22Dragoon+Guards%22+AND+Waterloo)&hl=en&sa=X&ei=AxEIVLXLDYiL7AbqiYGACA&ved=0CEgQ6AEwBw#v=onepage&q=(%22Dragoon%20Guards%22%20AND%20Waterloo)&f=false. Haven't got all morning to browse it, alas, but looks fascinating, e.g info about subscriptions raised locally to help support a veteran, individual accounts etc etc. Don't know if you will find Simon Weldon there, but you will get a picture of life at that time.

And the best news of all - it is free to download!

Owl

Peter Goodey
04-09-2014, 7:38 AM
I shall give the Times a look.

I would advise following up the National Archives reference.

SandraL
01-11-2014, 6:20 PM
You might want to try looking up info on Moresby Hall and also Clea Hall for some more interesting info on the Fletchers.

SandraL
01-11-2014, 6:25 PM
Here is also some good links on the Fletchers.

http://www.historyofparliamentonline.org/volume/1754-1790/member/fletcher-henry-1727-1807

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fletcher_baronets

https://sites.google.com/site/fivegateways/alphabetical-index-f/fletcher

http://books.google.ca/books?id=kLHVAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA101&lpg=PA101&dq=sir+william+fletcher+cumberland+england&source=bl&ots=DDJ-vZS7W-&sig=53kG6nZIqkS4BxagSMflnVz9PCg&hl=en&sa=X&ei=QzkVVOm2FZatyATgj4GYBA&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q=sir%20william%20fletcher%20cumberland%20england&f=false

quiffdo
01-11-2014, 10:39 PM
Hiya Sandral.

Does the Fletchers you hav posted about have anything to do with my Simon Fletcher?
Sorry if I'm being daft but I'm really not sure.

Danny

SandraL
01-11-2014, 11:07 PM
I did a search on this site with his name and this came up on the query. There are quite a few links came up so I will take a look for you too. :)

http://www.historyofwar.org/scripts/fluffy/fluffysearch.pl?words=simon+fletcher&submit=Site+Search

What war was the Battle of Waterloo?

quiffdo
01-11-2014, 11:16 PM
All I know is that is was during the napoleanic war

Danny

SandraL
01-11-2014, 11:16 PM
Not sure if this info pertains but I just found this.

http://books.google.ca/books?id=Zc0NAAAAIAAJ&pg=PA260&lpg=PA260&dq=simon+fletcher+wounded&source=bl&ots=HQ6HnR2r7s&sig=4fm_t4Wiqa83zdXTEYt2U3YTfY8&hl=en&sa=X&ei=3WdVVL7kJMyfyATymYJw&ved=0CEsQ6AEwCA#v=snippet&q=fletcher&f=false

SandraL
01-11-2014, 11:35 PM
Do you have a birth and death date on him?

quiffdo
01-11-2014, 11:56 PM
The birth varies and I do not as yet have a death for him. All the info I have is from a diary from his nephew.

Danny

SandraL
01-11-2014, 11:57 PM
Reference: WO 119/52/18
Description:

SIMON FLETCHER.

Born LANGHOLM, Dumfriesshire.

Served in Fife Fencibles; 1st Dragoons.

Discharged aged 39.

Covering dates give year of enlistment to year of discharge.

Kilmainham Reference: A15258.

See folio 20.
Date: 1797-1818
Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Public Record
Language: English

quiffdo
02-11-2014, 12:17 AM
Thank you Sandral

I have that info but I'm unsure on how that relates to the previous links to the Fletcher family?

Danny

SandraL
02-11-2014, 12:24 AM
Name: Simon Fletcher
Rank: Private
Regiment: 1st (or Royals) Regiment of Dragoons
Sub Unit: Captain C. E. Radclyffe's No.1 Or "E" Troop

SandraL
02-11-2014, 1:17 AM
I wasn't sure if you were related to that line or not. I don't think so. The only Simon on that line was born 1478. The ones that were the Knights I am referring to.

SandraL
28-07-2015, 2:45 AM
I have 2 Simons on my tree which one are you referring to?

One was born in 1442 and other was 1478.

I've been busy working on the Fletcher line the past while. I have a long way to go yet when it's been traced back as far as 1245.