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by Elizabeth Lancaster On May 1st 1903, the Batley News published an obituary to my great grandfather, Armitage Colbeck, which stated, among other things, that the deceased’s grandfather had fought at the Battle of Waterloo. This was the starting point to my search for my soldier ancestor. War Office records yielded the information that a […]
Wounded Grand Square Brussels
The following pages are taken from the memoirs of Commissary-General Tupper Carey. He joined the Commissariat Department in 1808 at the age of sixteen, and was immediately sent out to the Peninsula. He accompanied the Light Brigade of Cavalry on their retreat to Vigo. With the exception of a few months, when he was invalided […]
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The late Duke was a distinguished soldier during and after the Second World War being awarded an MC for his gallantry in an action, ironically against the Vichy French in Syria in 1941.
Arthur Wellesley, First Duke of Wellington
The Duke of Wellington, was an Anglo-Irish soldier and statesman who was one of the leading military and political figures of 19th-century Britain.