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Private John Peters

Waterloo 200
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of 1st Battn. 95th REGIMENT OF FOOT

Captain C. Beckwith's Company

14 Aug 1792 - 3 Jul 1855

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Submitted by: douglas peters

Date added: 29 Apr 2015

JohnPeters was born at Beeding, West Sussex, by trade a Labourer. A volunteer fromthe Sussex Militia enlisted and was transferred to the depot of 95th Regiment(Rifle Regiment) at Shorncliffe 5 April 1814. Joined 1st Btn. at Dover Heights25 December 1814. Embarked for Brussels 28 April 1815 and was present at theBattle of Waterloo. (Title of regiment changed from 95th Regiment to RifleBrigade in 1816. He served with Captain Charles Beckwith's No 10 company1st/95th (also whilst at Waterloo).Embarkedfor England 1 November 1818, discharged 10 April 1821 at Armagh. Limitedservice expired. In receipt of Waterloo medal held by cousin Barry Peters.Christened 2 September 1792, Horsham. 01/10/2004 Pay lists from 95th Foot 1stBattalion (held at National Archives) show following:-Company10. Pay £3, 14 shillings Volunteered from Sussex on 12 th April 1814.At Shorncliffe.Qrt.Dec 1814/Mar 1815 Dover Heights. Qrt Apr 1815/June 1815 Brussels. Qrt. June1815/September 1815 Camp near Paris. Qrt. September 1815/ December 1815 __ _chy on Artois (France). Next Campnear Bourbon.1841Census Lower Beeding. Bucks Head Cottage
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