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  1. Battle of Trafalgar

    My earliest known ancester, Charles William MARTIN, served on HMS ACHILLE at the Battle of Trafalgar. http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/trafalgarancestors/details.asp?id=338 Please advise if this is not deemed the most appropriate forum to share this information.

    Started by Prussian‎, 27-04-2012 10:43 AM
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  2. Smile Battle of Talavera

    Hi Everyone. My 4x Great Grandfather was wounded at the Battle of Talavera. Would there be any records, going back this far for wounded and killed soldiers? I am trying to trace the names of my 5x great Grandparents, so hoping they could be named as next of kin in any records. Researching the...

    Started by Janette1169‎, 27-11-2015 11:41 AM
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  3. 15th Regiment of Hussars

    I am researching into William Rook - I believe from Kendal in Westmorland (Cumbria). He was born about 1796 and I suspect he was conscripted into the 15th Regiment of Hussars (5th Cavalry) during the Napoleonic Wars. Does anyone have any links or information I could follow up as to where the...

    Started by McGillrooke‎, 25-05-2016 12:45 PM
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  4. Age Range of Soldiers & Officers

    Hi can anyone tell me please between which age ranges were soldiers and officers recruited during the Napoleonic war? Thanks Robsnicta

    Started by robsnicta‎, 19-05-2016 3:47 PM
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  5. thomas tapp

    Hi 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...

    Started by deanC‎, 04-03-2016 12:39 PM
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  6. 36th Regiment of Foot

    I found the attached newspaper cutting in my grandmother's bible and am trying to work out its significance. My grandmother's mother's maiden name was Graham, the surname of the person detailed in the article and I can date it to 1815 as I have found the record of the banns in the Carlisle...

    Started by Narnie‎, 27-07-2015 12:19 AM
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  7. Simon Fletcher 1st Royal Dragoons

    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...

    Started by quiffdo‎, 03-09-2014 9:21 PM
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  8. 52nd Foot.. Capt John Sheddens Coy

    Hello everyone, I have just researched a relative of mine and I have discovered that he was at the Battle of Waterloo, he served in the 52nd foot. It would also appear that I may have a second relative who was there but in a different Company. I know very little about the battle of Waterloo...

    Started by Waterloo50‎, 10-06-2015 3:22 PM
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  9. Family Search Letters Napoleonic Period 1809

    Hi Just wondering if anyone can direct me to where we can find a map of where the British landed and camped enroute from Leiria Portugal to Oporto Portugal in 1809. We have letters In The family from a relative that was in action during the Napoleon Wars dating from when he left Belfast 1806 until...

    Started by Maddiet‎, 11-02-2015 8:15 PM
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  10. F Troop RFA : wedding search

    Thomas Birchley served in RFA from 1808 to 1833. Waterloo Medal Roll in Rocket Troop. Married to Maria, 8 children baptised at St Mary Magdalene Woolwich 1818 to 1836. Also, possibly a son Thomas born 1816 and a son Alfred born 1838. Cannot find records of marriage and birth of son Thomas. If...

    Started by glennb‎, 07-02-2015 12:01 PM
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  11. 26th Regiment of Foot

    Hello, I'm having some trouble finding records for James Williamson, Private, 26th Regiment of Foot, serving in Quebec in 1798. I'm not holding out much hope in getting help, since I've only joined this website for a day, but if anyone has any advice my email address is deesleyvt AT yahoo DOT...

    Started by deesley‎, 31-12-2014 4:40 AM
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  12. Question George's Stars?

    I am looking for a Graham, first name unknown. He was my great-great-great grandmother's brother. Her name was Janet Graham. Both were born in Crieff, Perthshire, Scotland to William and Helen/Jessie Graham. In the family papers, it's mentioned that Janet's brother was killed at Waterloo, and was...

    Started by McGregor‎, 16-11-2014 8:50 PM
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  13. Northern Ireland

    Hi, Is there any way to find out a list of soldiers from N Ireland who fought at Waterloo and specifically where they came from in N Ireland ? thanks

    Started by cocobelle‎, 17-11-2014 9:33 PM
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  14. 42nd Regiment of Foot

    Feeling slightly frustrated. I am trying to find a relative, my 5x Great Grandfather Robert Carey (Cairy/Carry) on Forces War Records. He was in the 42nd Regiment of Foot who later became part of the Black Watch. I've been on the National Archives and found his discharge from the army, but I...

    Started by HannahAndLesley‎, 10-11-2014 1:05 PM
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  15. Waterloo Medal Roll

    Hi, I believe my 3x great grandfather - James McStocker fought at Waterloo in the 52nd foot brigade. I think that his name has been mis spelt as McStoker on the medal roll. Does anyone know if it is possible to view a copy of the actual medal roll itself? His name has been wrongly transcribed...

    Started by Marbles‎, 07-10-2014 6:54 PM
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  16. Transcription Help Please

    I am transcribing letters and memorials written by 1820 settlers to the Cape of Good Hope, many of whom served in the Peninsular Wars. Below is my transcription of a memorial by John Crause, which gives a lot of information about his military service, but I cannot make out the name of one...

    Started by Sue Mackay‎, 05-10-2014 6:38 PM
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  17. Peninsular War The Royal Waggon Train

    Hi I visited the National Archives earlier in the week, to research a Great Grandfather who was part of The Royal Waggon Train during the Peninsular War, but I'm having trouble understanding a couple of the documents. I wonder if anybody can help? The first one is for a detachment of The...

    Started by defcrow‎, 10-07-2014 4:48 PM
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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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