1812 Re: An Aussie at Waterloo
- G'day all,
I just got back a definitive response from the Head Curator at the
Hyde Park Barracks Museum in Sydney. Lieutenant Andrew Douglas White
was the son of the First Fleet surgeon Peter White and convict Rachel
Turner. His birth is registered as Botany Bay in 1795. He was
recognized by his father and sent to Britain in his teens. Educated
at Woolwich he had achieved the rank of Lieutenant by merit in 1815
and was in charge of one of the Engineer units responsible for
creating defences at Hougoumont and la Haye Saint.
He returned to Australia and died in Parramatta in 1837.
--- In WarOf1812@yahoogroups.com, JGIL1812@... wrote:
> In a message dated 2/25/2009 5:10:37 P.M. Pacific Standard Time,
> potts4259@... writes:
> think from memory he was a Captain in the Royal Engineers..
> Nope... while there were a number of RE's in and around Waterloo...
> sorry to say, none actually managed to take the field on June 18 th
> were all off doing engineering things in case the army suffered a
> **************Get a jump start on your taxes. Find a tax
professional in your
> neighborhood today.
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
- But Anza is the Peninsula, which is before Waterloo.
THE Thin Red Line
Sent: Tue, 3 Mar 2009 9:57 am
Subject: Re: 1812 Re: An Aussie at Waterloo - RE Gilmour
In a message dated 3/3/2009 1:04:27 A.M. Pacific Standard Time,
John...in this vein then, did I give you a Waterloo medal at 1995?
If so then, Mr RE, you best give it back!
Never!!!!! You'll have to kill me for it or maybe we can duel it out at
Your Humble Servant,
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