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19-05-2016, 2:47 PM
Hi can anyone tell me please between which age ranges were soldiers and officers recruited during the Napoleonic war?


Peter Goodey
19-05-2016, 4:25 PM
12 years old rings a bell for boy drummers but I've a nagging feeling they could have been younger. 16 for officers but do you know that officers generally purchased their commissions?

21-05-2016, 7:51 PM
What was the upper age limit and at what age were they considered to old to join? I'm just trying to work out if a forbare of mine was within the age range.