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Re: List of all Battle of Waterloo men - free lookup offer
« Reply #72 on: Sunday 26 September 21 19:12 BST (UK) »
Hello Martin.
I have just found out that I have a family member who served at Waterloo.
JOhn Craig, 92 Foot Regiment.

Thanks!
Lorraine
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« Reply #73 on: Sunday 26 September 21 19:16 BST (UK) »
Hello Martin.
I have just found out that I have a family member who served at Waterloo.
JOhn Craig, 92 Foot Regiment.

Thanks!
Lorraine
Canada
Hi. Lorraine, did you get a response to your request?
If not maybe I can help.
Regards Ed

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« Reply #74 on: Saturday 16 October 21 20:29 BST (UK) »
I would like to prove that my 4xgreat grandfather David Bruce born 1781, in Wick, Caithness, died at Waterloo?. The story from my Scottish relatives says he was an officer in the 42nd reg, 2nd batt, and fell from his horse on to his own sword. I can only find info for a Private David Bruce from Caithness. I think the stories of him being an officer have got embellished over the years. His wife Elizabeth Forbes was a nurse and camp follower at Waterloo and when she found out her husband  died in the battle she gave birth early to my 3x great grandfather David Bruce. This information is on the baptism of 1815.  If you could find him on the Waterloo list you have that would be much appreciated.
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


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« Reply #75 on: Sunday 17 October 21 00:31 BST (UK) »
Hello Rosezi,
                  I am afraid that there is no man named 'David Bruce' on my Waterloo Roll.  In fact, there is no man with the name 'Bruce' serving with the 42nd Regiment.
I have also checked the 'Waterloo Roll Call' which lists only officers, but alas he is not included.
Sorry for the bad news.
Kind regards   Ed. 

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« Reply #76 on: Sunday 17 October 21 06:18 BST (UK) »
Hello Simpleboy,

Are you able to look up an Isaac Webb for me? He was born in Elmore, Gloucestershire in 1790 and was living in Worcester by 1823. He died in an Almshouse, in Worcester, at a decent age and his death notice said "much respected. The deceased was at the Battle of Waterloo." I've tried looking at lists on the National Archives but can't find him. I suppose "at the battle" might not mean he was a soldier necessarily. However, in our family, in most generations following him, many have enlisted when needed to serve. (Perhaps his story was exaggerated to inspire!) If he's too hard to look up without a regiment known, I understand. Thanks for spending time doing these offers.
Warwickshire: Beach/Bache, Gloucestershire: Hail, Voyce, Worcestershire: Webb, Chapel,  Fife: Fowler, Johnstone, Melville Lanarkshire/Dunbartonshire: Graham, Chalmers, Lang, Bishop Sweden/London/Birmingham: Hokanson

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« Reply #77 on: Sunday 17 October 21 13:37 BST (UK) »
Hello Annbee,
                   There is only one man with the name 'Isaac Webb' on my Waterloo Roll.  He served as a private with the 2nd Battalion 3rd Foot Guards in Sir Alexander Gordon's company.  I am afraid this is all the information I have on your man - but hopefully, it will be a start for you.
Regards   Ed

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« Reply #78 on: Sunday 17 October 21 14:20 BST (UK) »
Hello Simpleboy,

I think there was a George Townsend at Waterloo.  If there was, can you tell me where he came from and/or what age he was, please?  My ancestor of that name was born at Radford, Notts., in 1796.

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« Reply #79 on: Sunday 17 October 21 14:44 BST (UK) »
Hi, Watson,
                Only one man with the name 'George Townsend' on my Waterloo Roll.  He was a Serjeant with the 1st Foot Guards. He was born in Chesterfield, Derbyshire in 1781 and enlisted into the 1st Foot Guards at Dover on 6th Dec 1813, aged 32.  Townsend was discharged to pension with the rank of 'Colour Serjeant' on 9th Jan 1833. He died in Sheffield on 13th Dec 1863. 
If this is your man - then I have further information, if you so desire. 
Regards   Ed

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« Reply #80 on: Sunday 17 October 21 15:23 BST (UK) »
Hello Simpleboy,

Many thanks for the details.

Unfortunately, they don't match my man.  It's the right part of the country, but in the next county, and he's quite a bit older than mine.

It satisfies my curiosity, for which thanks.  Much appreciated.