29498Re: [WarOf1812] Wysoons, Upper Canada?
- Sep 1, 2006The man had to be attached to Capt Parry's RMA Company belonging to the 2nd Battalion. Must not have been in the Rocket section or the records might have mentioned Lundy's Lane also. Interestingly, March 1813 is the month that the 2nd Battalion left England for the Chesapeake. The 2nd Battalion was sent to Canada in Sept 1813, arriving in Montreal at the beginning of November. It was eventually disbanded by general order dated 5 May 1814 with the staff returning to the Chesapeake. The men were dispersed among the Lake Ontario squadron.
I find no mention of Wysoons among my notes.
Ed Seufert, Cpl
1812 Royal Marines
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Sent: Thursday, August 31, 2006 9:19 PM
Subject: [WarOf1812] Wysoons, Upper Canada?
I received a request from G.W. Hawkes, who collects British medals.
He e-mailed me asking if I had any information on an engagement
called "Wysoons" in Upper Canada, at which the Royal Marine
Artillery served. I asked additional information and he replied as
below. I can't say I've ever heard of that one, although there's a
vaugue something at the back of my mind that it's close to something
I collect British medals, primarily Naval and RM long
service medals, and I have this man's medals and records. A
Divisional Board of 3 Dec 1850 states: "Has received a Medal and
Gratuity for good conduct and long service, likewise a medal and
annuity of £15 per annum for meritorious service and a war medal for
Basque Roads. Served at the Capture of Oswago [sic], Fort Erie and
Wysoon in upper Canada during the war with the United States".
His time was "with the R.M. Battalion in Canada from March 1813 to
October 1816." Hope these are enough clues: the first time in years
I've really been stumped. Best. And thanks for answering. gw
Can anyone help? It's got me curious, at any rate.
R. Jason Everett
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