RE: [WarOf1812] Two historical questions
- Sorry Ray, some corrections:
The 1/IX arrived back at the post of Antwerp on about 20 July 1815 and were
sent to Paris, camping in the Bois de Bolougne as part of the Army of
occupation. They remained on garrison duty in various parts of northern
France principally based around Cambrai until in late October 1818 when they
were returned to England and were then sent off to serve in the West Indies.
We are still checking the identity of the Officer but David (Son) thinks
that it may have been the younger Sibourne.WM Gomm.
From: Ray Hobbs [mailto:ray.hobbs@...]
Sent: 25 June 2003 14:03
To: War of 1812
Subject: [WarOf1812] Two historical questions
Does anyone on the list know of any regiments which took part in the
War of 1812 (especially the northern theatre), that also took part in
the Waterloo campaign? I have come across two versions of an obituary
which claim this for a certain regiment. The circumstances are
impossible, as far I can determine.
The second question - Who would have been invited to the Duchess of
Richmond's Ball? One version of this obituary claims that a junior
officer of an ordinary line Regiment was present at the Ball. Given
the man's background and "breeding" I have my doubts. The Regiment
claimed for him was still not in Europe at the time.
Just trying to clear up some anomalies in "primary sources".
Ray Hobbs, Sgt
CO 41st Regiment of Foot
HQ Hamilton, Ontario
The Canadas 1799-1815
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