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tommy-tipper

waterloo

Hi
Is there any way of finding a wounded list of the 2nd ? as i think an ancestor of mine was wounded as in 1818 he baptised his son in Ashbourne,we dont know why he was in Ashbourne but he was discharged in 1818,any help appreciated.
Ben Townsend

Hi Tommy,
There is a book by George Caldwell and Robert Cooper called Rifle Green at Waterloo that has the best information available from muster rolls. It may be helpful to you. Since its out of print and much sought after, you may find it hard to find. If you're lucky, one of the forum members with a copy may be able to look your man up.
Give:
Name, rank and other details or information and we'll try to trace him.

In 1818 the British government was reducing its army's establishment in order to fulfil its traditional requirement of being completely unprepared and underarmed for the next conflict. So there were many perfectly fit and trained soldiers being discharged to save money. Sound familiar?
tommy-tipper

Thanks
He was Corporal Robert Morris of Chester born 1799,we cant be sure of his fathers name as we are at a dead end with Robert we only pick him up since he baptised his 1st born in Ashbourne in 1818,i have a copy of his discharge papers as he officially discharged in 1819.And it says hes a Sergeant at discharge.
Hagman's roadie

Hi there Tommy,
I have found a Corporal Robert Morris listed on the Waterloo medal roll.
2nd Bn. No. 5 Company under Captain Charles Eaton.
His 'In Corps' date is 4/6/1802.

Edit: There is no mention of him being wounded.
tommy-tipper

Thanks,thats him as he joined cheshire fencibles in 1799 then they formed the rifles in 1802,thanks for finding that out for me,just have to work out why he was in Ashbourne,but i believe they were made up from Derbyshire and must of had a garrison there
Hagman's roadie

tommy-tipper wrote:
Thanks,thats him as he joined cheshire fencibles in 1799 then they formed the rifles in 1802,thanks for finding that out for me,just have to work out why he was in Ashbourne,but i believe they were made up from Derbyshire and must of had a garrison there


My pleasure.
Hagman's roadie

If he joined in 1802 he would have been in Weymouth or Hove attached to the 1st Bn Rifle corps.
The Fencibles were disbanded in 1802. He could have been recruited in Cheshire from the break up of aforementioned Fencibles and then would have ended up at Shorncliffe having marched to and fro around Essex and Suffolk.
The 2nd Bn was formed in May 1805 whereby I imagine he transferred as one of the original 250 privates from the 1st.
From there he would have ended up in Brabourn Lees near Ashford.
They certainly moved around a lot.
iain

Hi Tommy

I have found him in the Waterloo pay list for the 2nd 95th (WO164/407) as a corporal






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