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Help needed to read handwriting on an 1816 military reccord
« on: Monday 01 October 18 11:39 BST (UK) »
Help needed to decipher handwriting from my 4x great grandfather's John Sutherland's military record. I think I can make out he may have fought at Waterloo but it mentions another place, possible Brugges? He was discharged because of his wounds in 1816. He served in the  regiment 79th  of foot.
Banks - Wick, Caithness
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Kemp - Woodnesborough,Kent-Liverpool
Long - Ireland-Liverpool
Clarke - Ireland-Liverpool
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Thomas - LLandysilio,Anglesey-Liverpool
Roberts -Denbighshire-Liverpool
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Seed - Ballyculter, Co. Down
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Re: Help needed to read handwriting on an 1816 military reccord
« Reply #1 on: Monday 01 October 18 11:51 BST (UK) »
Looks like he was at Waterloo. Someone on here is offering to check the records. He has them for all 28,000 at Waterloo. It does mention Brugges. As to causes, it looks like pulmonary, ie lungs something but also mentions wound to head.

You should get a result on here.

Added: The 79th was at Quatre Bras too. At the end of Waterloo, no senior officers survived. 
Griffiths Llandogo, Mitcheltroy, Mon. and Whitchurch Here (Also Edwards),  18th C., Griffiths FoD 19th Century.

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Re: Help needed to read handwriting on an 1816 military reccord
« Reply #2 on: Monday 01 October 18 11:53 BST (UK) »
I think that might read Burgos.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siege_of_Burgos

He had a head wound there 8/10/1812.
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Re: Help needed to read handwriting on an 1816 military reccord
« Reply #3 on: Monday 01 October 18 12:46 BST (UK) »
A description of 'pulmonic affection' is shown below.

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Durham/Yorkshire: Sedgwick/Sidgwick, Shadforth
Ireland: Davis
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Re: Help needed to read handwriting on an 1816 military reccord
« Reply #4 on: Monday 01 October 18 13:10 BST (UK) »
I see:

...he was wounded in the head at Burgos
and through the left leg at Waterloo.

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Re: Help needed to read handwriting on an 1816 military reccord
« Reply #5 on: Monday 01 October 18 13:22 BST (UK) »
And he had a bad cough!
Suffolk: Pearl(e),  Garnham, Southgate, Blo(o)mfield,Grimwood/Grimwade,Josselyn/Gosling
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Re: Help needed to read handwriting on an 1816 military reccord
« Reply #6 on: Monday 01 October 18 13:27 BST (UK) »
And black eyes!  8)
Poor fella.

I must admit, I've never seen anyone's eye colour being described as black. Maybe things were different back then...

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Re: Help needed to read handwriting on an 1816 military reccord
« Reply #7 on: Monday 01 October 18 13:31 BST (UK) »
Good ferreting. I wish I could remember the member who has the Waterloo listing. If he lived long enough a Waterloo medal too.
Griffiths Llandogo, Mitcheltroy, Mon. and Whitchurch Here (Also Edwards),  18th C., Griffiths FoD 19th Century.

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Re: Help needed to read handwriting on an 1816 military reccord
« Reply #8 on: Monday 01 October 18 15:46 BST (UK) »
Many thanks for the replies. I will have to read up on the siege of Burgos. The war records are great as they even give a small description of the soldier and his trade back home in Caithness.  John Sutherland is the 8th ancestor of mine that fought in the Napoleonic era, and all from the Scottish highlands
Banks - Wick, Caithness
Dunbar - Co Antrim-Birkenhead-Liverpool
Kemp - Woodnesborough,Kent-Liverpool
Long - Ireland-Liverpool
Clarke - Ireland-Liverpool
Weldon - Dublin-Birkenhead
Thomas - LLandysilio,Anglesey-Liverpool
Roberts -Denbighshire-Liverpool
Spain-Woodnesborough, Kent
Seed - Ballyculter, Co. Down
Graham-Ayrshire-Ballyculter-Liverpool