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Re: british legion lists carlist war
« Reply #18 on: Sunday 11 May 14 05:30 BST (UK) »
Sorry meant to add my name -John Martin . Our business is Mayfly Books and Ephemera

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« Reply #19 on: Sunday 11 May 14 19:52 BST (UK) »
Hi again thank you for this I am very interested and would like to see what you have - do you have an e mail address I can e mail you as I work during the day and its hard to use the phone at work. I also do not live in London so may not be able to get to your bookfairs there are you anywhere else? Look forward to hearing from you regards Anita
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« Reply #20 on: Sunday 11 May 14 20:04 BST (UK) »
our email is mayflyephemera@msn.com. I can send u some images if you send me an email
regards John Martin , Mayfly

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« Reply #21 on: Thursday 07 March 19 06:56 GMT (UK) »
Can anyone tell me if the book "Army List of the British Auxiliary in Spain - 1835-1837" contains a list of the non-commissioned soldiers?
I live in New Zealand and am not able to visit London to look it up for myself. My Great grandfather Thomas Robertson who was born in Scotland about 1818 told his family that he went to fight in Spain as a mercenary. We cannot find any proof of this so any help someone could give me would be most appreciated.
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« Reply #22 on: Thursday 07 March 19 09:33 GMT (UK) »
Hello Lynette
I think that you're going to be hard put to it to find a list of 'ordinary' soldiers serving with the British Auxiliary Legion, I'm afraid.There are some fragmented lists of officers and a few non-comms who are mentioned for particular reasons.  The Legion was a vast organisation, fighting in the First Carlist Wars on different fronts. The first war was dated 1835 - 1838.  There is an excellent book by Edward M. Brett 'The British Auxiliary Legion in the First Carlist War 1835-1838'. You may find this useful.
I have a number of research documents relating to this conflict and will continue to look through them for you and get back to you with what I can find. If you would like any further help with your research, times, dates, places, units involved etc, don't hesitate to get in touch. No charge!! I just enjoy it.
Kind regards. Adrian

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« Reply #23 on: Thursday 07 March 19 19:40 GMT (UK) »
Thanks for that Adrian, any scraps would be gratefully received.
When Thomas returned to UK he joined the British Army in 1841 and served in Gibraltar for 6 and a bit years. Do you know what the British Army was doing in Gibraltar at that time? I cannot find any conflict going on in the area at the time. Kind regards, Lynette.

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« Reply #24 on: Monday 11 March 19 22:22 GMT (UK) »
Thanks for the documents you sent me. In the History of the Sappers and Miners they mentioned the Fuerist Forces. In Ancestry I found a family of Fuerist's who now live in America but ancestors came from Spain.
I now I am drawing a long bow but I'm wondering if he could perhaps have drawn some of his forces from mercanaries from The UK.
In your email to me you mentioned many mercanaries were men fleeing from poverty or convictions. I doubt that it was poverty apparently as many years later a Solicitor had traced him to New Zealand and wanted him to sign documentation to claim an inheritance. He refused!
Thanks