Date added: 27 Jan 2015
Fleming Hindle was my great-great-great grandfather and was born in Blackburn in 1787.
He was recruited into the 33rd Regiment of Foot in1812 and served for seven years from 1812 - 1819. The Regiment had returned from a 16 year posting in India and he joined them at the regimental depot in Hull. He served with them in the campaign in the Low Countries from late December 1813 and was involved in the actions at Bergen-op-Zoom and Merxem before joining the army of the Duke of Wellington, with whom he fought at Quatre Bras and Waterloo.
At Waterloo he received musket wounds in the rightside and the right thigh and was in the hospital until he rejoined the Regiment in Paris, where they were part of the Army of Occupation. He later, at the age of 55, received a Chelsea out-pension because he still suffered from his wounds and he died in 1871 at the age of 84.