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Waterloo 200 Anniversary Anecdotes

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    Joseph Wellcome

    | 10 Jun 2019

     

    My 3 times great grandfather John Kennedy fought at the Battle of Waterloo under the command of the Duke of Wellington. Most likely he fought with a Scottish Regiment. After the War, he served a one of the guards guarding Napoleon. He returned to Scotland and married a woman named Elizabeth. Later they immigrated to Ontario Canada where they had 9 children. His son John Kennedy immigrated to New York State and moved to Illinois where he eventually enlisted in the 95th Illinois regiment and served during the US Civil War.

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Waterloo 200 Anniversary Anecdotes

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    Marion Marshall

    Manchester, UK | 9 Aug 2019

     

    My husband's gt.gt.gt.grandfather, Samuel Webb, was born in Kent in 1795.  He enlisted in the Royal Artillery at Dover 29th March 1812 and served in 7th Battery.  His Army number was 4939.  His name appears in the list of soldiers who were stationed in Canada prior to 1815.  Samuel was a driver/gunner in Captain Grimes' D Troop at Waterloo, engaged in the fighting around Hougoumont. 

    Continuing his military service after Waterloo he was at one time stationed at Chester, where in 1820 he married Sarah Dobson.   Samuel was eventually discharged on 30 April 1826, classed as unfit.  He was deaf and had lost an eye as a result of military action.  He received a pension of nine pence per day from 1st May 1826, later increased to one shilling per day.  His discharge papers stated that he was 31 years of age, 5ft.2ins. tall, had brown hair, hazel eyes and a swarthy complexion.  After his discharge, he worked at the cadet barracks at Woolwich until moving to Handbridge, Chester, where he died in 1852.

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