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Lieutenant Godfrey H Schenley

Royal Green Jackets (Rifles) Museum Online Book

Known as (aka Shinley)

of 3rd Bn. 95th REGIMENT OF FOOT

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Date added: 15 May 2017

Submitted by: Jeremy Harbord

Godfrey H. Schenley was the elder son of Major William Schenley of The Royal Irish Artillery, who died at Cadiz on 1813.

He was gazetted to the 95th Rifles (later called The Rifle Brigade) as a Second Lieutenant from The Royal Military College, on 21st June 1812.
He was promoted Lieutenant on 17th March 1814, and served at Quatre Bras and Waterloo, receiving the Waterloo Medal.

He was placed on half-pay of the Corps on 25th December 1818, exchanged to the 63rd Regiment on 29th April 1824, appointed to the 36th Regiment on 9th April 1825 and exchanged to half-pay, unattached list on 31st January 1828.
He retired from the Army on 23rd March 1830 and entered the Consular Service, being appointed to Havana where he was murdered by natives in the same year.

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