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04-03-2016, 11:39 AM

Thomas Tapp b.1792 Newington ,Kent , he was a Army pensioner on the 1861 census , I believe he served at Waterloo , with the 2nd Batt. 3rd regiment of Foot .

I have found him on the medal role , but Iam unable to confirm if this is the same man .

Can anyone help or point me in the right direction ?

thank you

04-03-2016, 3:27 PM
Hi Dean,

Findmypast has attestation and discharge papers for a Thomas Tapp b. Newington 1793.

See British Army Service Records 1760-1915.

There is a reference to Waterloo but FMP's terms prevent me from quoting all the details.


Peter Goodey
04-03-2016, 3:55 PM
3rd regiment of Foot

I know the 3rd regiment of Foot sounds right for someone born in Newington but I think WO100 actually says 3rd Regiment of Foot Guards.

Why not read the National Archives Research Guide (http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/help-with-your-research/research-guides/british-army-soldiers-up-to-1913/). The guide also points to "British Army soldiers up to 1913: further research" which is also worth reading.

04-03-2016, 4:07 PM

There is also a separate record on FMP relating to his status as a Chelsea Pensioner (the 1851 census gives his occupation as Army Private, Chelsea Pensioner - HO107 Piece 1627 Folio 360 Page 5).


04-03-2016, 4:38 PM
Thank you for the help , I will have a look at these details

04-03-2016, 5:31 PM
Hi All

got him , thanks to both Peters , yes it is the 3rd reg foot guards , the records states he served at Waterloo and it also has his address as Newington .