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« Reply #99 on: Wednesday 20 October 21 07:31 BST (UK) »
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Would he have seen his wife and family during this time

They were certainly with him in Limerick:

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Discharged at Limerick, and given marching money for himself, his wife and two children to allow them to proceed to Dublin.
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« Reply #100 on: Wednesday 20 October 21 15:21 BST (UK) »
Hi Pauline. 
between 4- 6 women per company were permitted ( officially ) to accompany the Regiment abroad.
A company during the Peninsular war consisted of 200 men but was always understaffed. In fact most of the time the average company was about 100 men. 
Many women did follow their men abroad but usually had to make their own way. 
The book 'Following the Drum' is a good book to read if you want to find out more - you can buy a used one on ebay, for 2.
Ed

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« Reply #101 on: Wednesday 20 October 21 16:58 BST (UK) »
There is also another good book about army wives titled: Catherine Exley's Diary, the life and times of an army wife in the Peninsular War, edited by Rebecca Probert. I read this after finding our my 4x great grandmother was a camp follower.
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 #102 on: Wednesday 20 October 21 22:10 BST (UK) »
Thank you Shaun, Ed and Rosezi for your replies.
What caught my eye was the words wife and two children Shaun mentioned.
John Lawrence joined the Military on the 5 May 1812 and married Ann Story on the 8 July 1812. They had seven children from 1819 to 1831 all in Kent that I knew about. If in 1819 their were two children then their must have been other children before 1819. William born in 1819 baptised on the 17 Oct 1819 in Plaxtol, Kent where his father was born could possibly have been one of the children with Ann.I have just found a George baptised on the 4 June 1815 in Wrotham, Kent with parents John and Ann which I believe could the other missing son.

Thank you you once again for your help.
Pauline