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Lieutenant William Beckwith

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16th (Queen's) Regiment of Light Dragoons

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Waterloo Soldier by: The Hermitage Academy

Date added: 16 Apr 2015

William Beckwith was born in 1795, the eldest son of William Beckwith of Trimdon, Co. Durham. He was in 16th Light Dragoons in 1813 and served with his regiment in the last years of the Peninsular War, seeing action at the battles of Nivelle and Nive, 1813. He was next in action at the battle of Waterloo, 1815, and in December that year was promoted lieutenant,without purchase, in 16th Light Dragoons.
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