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Offline arkay

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Waterloo
« on: Wednesday 20 June 07 19:13 BST (UK) »
Hi Folks,

Is anyone able to do a look-up on the Waterloo Rolls (or even Trafalgar)? 

Joseph BASTOW was a boot and shoemaker, born c. 1789 in Bingley, Yorkshire, d. 1850's in Meltham, Yks. and was a member of the Household Cavalry Life Guards.  Two of his 15 (!) children were named Horatio Nelson and Wellington, and on retiring from the army he opened a pub in Meltham called "The Life Guardsman".

Any info on him would be much appreciated.

Arkay

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Pryce, Evans - Welshpool, Mgy, Wales
Davies - Criggion, Shropshire
Whittaker, Evans, Benussi - Liverpool
Price, Whittaker - Great Crosby
Atherton - Frodsham, Cheshire
Riley - Huddersfield area, Yorkshire

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Re: Waterloo
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 20 June 07 20:44 BST (UK) »
Hi,
I can give you some info from the Waterloo roll (but perhaps muddy the waters as well  :-\)
The good news is he's easily found, but he's not Life Guards. He's listed instead under the Royal Horse Guards. Private Joseph Bastow, serving in Captain J.Thoyts Troop, RHG.

The Life Guards and the RHG were separate regiments but both part of the Household Cavalry.
In the Military General Service medal roll there's no Joseph Bastow listed, but there is a Pte John Bastow, RHG (who could be the same man mistranscribed) who served at Vittoria (1813) and Toulouse (1814).

No Joseph Bastow at Trafalgar  :)
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Re: Waterloo (Completed, thanks!)
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 21 June 07 01:33 BST (UK) »
Hi Neil,

Thank you so much for your speedy reply confirming Joseph was at Waterloo.   So he was in the Royal Horse Guards - perhaps he named his pub the Life Guardsman  as it was catchier, or shorter to paint on the sign!  The John Bastow you found may also be him, or perhaps a relative I haven't found yet. 

Thanks again for your help.

Cheers!

Arkay
Travis, Earnshaw, Wild, Hibbert, Warren, Leech - Ashton-under-Lyne
Mills, Fallows - Middleton
Pryce, Evans - Welshpool, Mgy, Wales
Davies - Criggion, Shropshire
Whittaker, Evans, Benussi - Liverpool
Price, Whittaker - Great Crosby
Atherton - Frodsham, Cheshire
Riley - Huddersfield area, Yorkshire

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Re: Waterloo
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 17 January 09 15:25 GMT (UK) »
Hi there,
Of the four Troops of Horse Guards, Thoyts Troop suffered the highest casualty rate with 20 men killed or missing from a nominal strength of 77 at the start of the battle.
If, in addition,  the total number of men who were wounded, unhorsed, captured, or non-combatant is added it is difficult to imagine more than a handful of men left at the end of day.

Hope this is of interest

Kind regards
Martin Aaron

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Re: Waterloo
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 17 January 09 17:39 GMT (UK) »
Hi Martin,

It was really kind of you to let me know!  It's very interesting.  Where did you find the information?

Thanks so much.

Arkay
Travis, Earnshaw, Wild, Hibbert, Warren, Leech - Ashton-under-Lyne
Mills, Fallows - Middleton
Pryce, Evans - Welshpool, Mgy, Wales
Davies - Criggion, Shropshire
Whittaker, Evans, Benussi - Liverpool
Price, Whittaker - Great Crosby
Atherton - Frodsham, Cheshire
Riley - Huddersfield area, Yorkshire

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Re: Waterloo
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 08 August 10 00:55 BST (UK) »
Hi Arkay

I am am currently working on updating some family genealogy and would appreciate if you can contact me to share the information we may both have on Joseph Bastow



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Re: Waterloo
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 08 August 10 05:44 BST (UK) »
Hi Bobbie. 

Welcome to Rootschat!

Joseph Bastow was my step-grandmother's grandfather, so not in my direct line, but I would be happy to share what I know about him with you.  However, I believe you have to make at least three postings before we can PM - send private messages to each other.  (See "How to use Rootschat" in the "Beginners" section.)  When you have done that, please feel free to contact me again.

Cheers!
Arkay

Travis, Earnshaw, Wild, Hibbert, Warren, Leech - Ashton-under-Lyne
Mills, Fallows - Middleton
Pryce, Evans - Welshpool, Mgy, Wales
Davies - Criggion, Shropshire
Whittaker, Evans, Benussi - Liverpool
Price, Whittaker - Great Crosby
Atherton - Frodsham, Cheshire
Riley - Huddersfield area, Yorkshire

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Re: Waterloo
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 08 August 10 13:17 BST (UK) »
the john bastow was born in marylebone,,,so unlikely to be yours.. ;)
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Re: Waterloo
« Reply #8 on: Sunday 08 August 10 14:36 BST (UK) »

I will get postcount up so we can send info via PM