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Forum: Napoleonic Wars - (1804-1815)

  1. Thomas Caird service

    Hi, Could someone find out the service record for Thomas Caird in the 42nd. Highlanders ( Black Watch ) I know he was stationed at Weeley Barracks in Essex. He had a son born there in 1804 Any news would be fantastic. Regards Gmitch10

    Started by Gmitch10‎, 09-07-2014 7:19 PM
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  2. Court Martials on the Isle de Leon in 1814

    Dear Forum, I am researching my husband's family tree and one of his forebears was court martialled on the 25th & 26th April 1814 on the Isle de Leon, Spain. I assume he was in service at the time for the British Army ? His name was John Bradley and he was transported for life on the ship Baring...

    Started by inaramol‎, 10-06-2014 3:20 PM
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  3. Red face Admiral Ross

    Does anyone have knowledge of him fighting at trafalgar please

    Started by soldier on‎, 08-06-2014 7:02 AM
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  4. 43rd Monmouthshire Light Infantry

    |help| Looking for biographical information on George Byam who dedicated his book to Major William Frazer of the 43rd Light Infantry and signed it 'late 43rd'. Thank you.

    Started by consignee‎, 23-05-2014 5:10 PM
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  5. King's German Legion ex Ipswich

    I am trying to trace a soldier that was commissioned as an Ensign in the 3rd line at the age of 16 in 1813 with the King's German Legion. I am keen to find if there is a diary of the daily running and the officers listings and duties. Plus where and when they traveled during the Waterloo Campain...

    Started by begaar‎, 30-04-2014 12:58 PM
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    03-05-2014, 7:31 AM Go to last post
  6. Battlefield casualties c1793-1815

    What would have happened to battlefield casualties during the Napoleonic Wars, 1793-1815? There was war in Europe for over 20 years following the French Revolution - first, the French Wars and later the Wars precipitated by the Emperor Napoleon. What would have happened to the casualties when...

    Started by thewideeyedowl‎, 13-03-2014 5:28 PM
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  7. Westminster Militia

    My ancestor James Templeton was in the Westminster Regiment of the Middlesex Militia from 1804 to 1835. I know where the militia was stationed for some of those years but not all of them. I would also like to find out more generally about the militia, e.g. why it went to certain places, what its...

    Started by westra‎, 14-04-2014 2:25 PM
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  8. Charles Dagwell . HMS Spartiate .

    Hi There.... Not very good with The Military stuff, YET.... But I have found details on the site, regarding the above gentleman. He is of the correct age to be "mine" But did he die onboard The Spartiate, at The Battle of Trafalgar or do the records provided just show he was serving. I...

    Started by JeannieR‎, 12-03-2014 3:18 PM
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    13-03-2014, 12:26 PM Go to last post
  9. Sholto Sorlie in the Peninsular War

    I am interested in looking into the life of Sholto Douglas Sorlie who fought in the Peninsula War. He was in the 4th Royal Vet'n Battalion. I do not any further information on his parents, wife, children, place he lived etc. However a Sholto Douglas Sorlie did write a book about sword fighting. I...

    Started by dian‎, 20-08-2013 1:42 AM
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  10. Waterloo

    Hi its been a long time since i made any contact, but i have a Question concerning Waterloo on the off chance someone will be able to answer I discoverd my G/G/G/G/Dad & his Son were both at the Battle of Waterloo namely William King snr & William King Jnr both served with the 23rd Light...

    Started by redbert‎, 14-08-2013 5:22 PM
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  11. 9th Battery Royal Artilley 1808-1824

    Hi, I've found the pension papers of an ancestor (Samuel Deakin, born 1790, Castle Donington, Leicestershire) who served in the 9th Battery/Battalion Royal Artilley from 1808-1824 but I can find very little on the whereabouts of the 9th Battery during his service. The only information I found...

    Started by apowell‎, 01-09-2012 7:31 PM
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  12. You know the sailor but not the ship?

    Iíve been transcribing the registers listing sailors, and ship serving on, who sent part of their pay home, 1795 Navy Act, Ė in many cases this was to relatives Ė mother, wife sister etc. Whilst this is an ongoing project Iíve over 5000 names, so if you are missing someone let me know and Iíll...

    Started by Gules‎, 17-10-2004 9:41 AM
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  13. british soldier -france

    hi my relative John Davison was born 1818 France , we believe his father to also be John Davison a soldier , how can i find out who,what where , etc concerning the army at this time in france . dean

    Started by deanC‎, 22-12-2010 10:06 PM
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    11-04-2012, 7:41 AM Go to last post
  14. Question Looking for a book

    |help| please. I'm trying to locate a copy of "A Memoir of Maj. Gen. Sir Denis Pack" by Denis R. Pack-Beresford, University Press, Dublin, 1908. I haven't been able to find any library anywhere that will own up to having a copy. Sir Denis served in the Peninsula and elsewhere, and commanded...

    Started by Peggy‎, 15-02-2005 9:00 PM
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    07-01-2012, 11:29 AM Go to last post
  15. Red face Jean-Baptiste Joseph Legry or Gris or Legrey

    I have found that my 4th G-Grandfather was a french soldier on Napoloeons side at the battle of Baylen in 1808. He was injured and captured during the battle of Baylen,Spain in July 1808. He was a Captain in the 20th Dragoons in Napoleonís army and was sent to England as a POW. Subsequently he...

    Started by Edith49‎, 27-07-2011 3:27 PM
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  16. HMS Polyphemus @ Trafalgar

    |help|The only ship I can find that both took part at Trafalgar and was built at Sheerness was HMS Polyphemus. Does anyone know of any others that fit both criteria? Peter

    Started by peter nicholl‎, 28-11-2004 10:38 PM
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  17. Smile pressganged fisherman

    not sure if this is the right forum,but it does indeed cover the napoleonic wars. i am looking for information on a john twizell, born 1787 in bedlington, northumberland and died in 1836 ,he was apparently pressganged, he eventually became a quartermaster before leaving the navy. and returning to...

    Started by pejay‎, 10-08-2005 3:04 PM
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  18. Nelson's Victory Centenary plaque 1905

    I inherited an interesting item. It's a copper tray or plaque, about 14" diameter, elaborately engraved with an anchor, rope, scrolls, and an image of the ship VICTORY, and the following inscription: NELSON'S VICTORY CENTENARY MEMENTO E.R. VII Presented by the BRITISH & FOREIGN Sailor's...

    Started by Jane Elderfield‎, 07-04-2010 7:56 AM
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    22-03-2011, 2:21 AM Go to last post
  19. Cavalongue: 1812/13

    We have two birth Certificates involving our Royal Artillery Driver ancestor, Edward Hood as the father. One lists place of birth as Portugal in 1813, the other as CAVALONGUE in 1812. They relate to the same daughter Catherine and appear to be duplicate records, or records made in two places. ...

    Started by mikefoy‎, 01-03-2011 9:49 AM
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    01-03-2011, 10:13 AM Go to last post
  20. Waterloo Medal Roll 1815 - possible ancestor

    I've been trying to track down some info regarding my ancestor William Wignall (b. around the turn of the 19th century in Longton, LANCS) who was in the navy in the early to mid 19th century. This month on A******* they've started putting up records for the Waterloo Medal Roll and listed on...

    Started by ash33au‎, 28-07-2010 12:54 PM
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    28-07-2010, 1:01 PM Go to last post

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