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United Kingdom | 26 Jul 2017
I am a direct descendant of James Springthorpe. I also served in The Royal Scots. (1963-93).
However I knew nothing of him until 2002 when I was shown his name on the 3rd Bn's Muster roll for Waterloo. In 2007 a medal collector brought the MGSM 1793-1814 awarded to James Springthorpe into Edinburgh Castle to do some research. I was at that time working in the castle. I recently purchased the medal which has the bars Corruna, Salamanca, Vittoria and St Sebastian.James was shot right hand and right shoulder at Waterloo. He was discharged in 1816 age 26 and became a Chelsea out pensioner.A weaver from Sleaford, Lincoln he enlisted, aged 18, on the 15/18 May 1807 at Nottingham District as Pte with 4th Bn 1st Foot, receiving a levy of £7. Initially at Edinburgh Castle he was transferred to the 3rd Bn on the 25 Dec 1807. The Bn arrived in Spain at Corunna in October 1808. The battle of Corunna took place on 16 Jan 1809 and the 3/1st was heavily engaged at the village of Elvina. James is shown on the Muster Rolls (MR) as being in the regimental hospital in February, so likely wounded at the battle. The Bn was next in the Netherlands for the Walcheren campaign, 30 July to 9 December 1809, as part of the 1st Division. James was likely suffering from the Walcheren Fever as he was again in the regimental hospital in January 1810 (MR). The Bn returned to the Peninsula in March 1810. James did not receive clasps for the next actions and is shown as sick at various places from Mar-Sep