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Offline John R White

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Re: 25th Regiment of Foot
« Reply #9 on: Sunday 13 August 17 13:37 BST (UK) »
The 25th were certainly present in the campaign but not at the battle of Waterloo, save for three individuals who all received Waterloo medals. Two were officers attached to the army's staff and the third was a private who had taken a wrong turn when marching out of hospital in an evacuation and who attached himself to the 33rd Foot until a wound caused him to quit the field. As a Paymaster your ancestor would not have been expected to be in the ranks during a battle and another unit records the Paymaster leaving to take up station in a rear area during the morning of Waterloo.
 

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Re: 25th Regiment of Foot
« Reply #10 on: Sunday 13 August 17 13:47 BST (UK) »
The 2/25th suffered one man killed and three wounded in the First Battle of Merxem in 1814 and later one officer and twelve other ranks wounded at the Second Battle of Merxem and a further man wounded during the subsequent investment of Antwerp. It was fortunate enough to not be including in the force that unsuccessfully assaulted the fortress of Bergen-op-Zoom that March.

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Re: 25th Regiment of Foot
« Reply #11 on: Sunday 13 August 17 15:35 BST (UK) »
Thanks so much everyone for your information.   Always appreciated.
Regards
Jane