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Re: John Gatt Napoleonic War
« Reply #9 on: Friday 30 October 20 06:54 GMT (UK) »
The National Archives has the Trafalgar Ancestors database. A search of the database reveals two men named Gatt, neither of which seem to be your man. There is roughly a one in six chance that a sailor in the RN in 1805 served in the Battle of Trafalgar.

https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/trafalgarancestors/


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Re: John Gatt Napoleonic War
« Reply #10 on: Friday 30 October 20 09:55 GMT (UK) »
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Pension records show that the last ship he served on was Gladiator.

Do you have a link to the records please?



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Re: John Gatt Napoleonic War
« Reply #11 on: Friday 30 October 20 10:04 GMT (UK) »
The Gladiator was a flagship that never left port so presumably that was a notional posting for his time as an invalid.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Gladiator_(1783)
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