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 […]
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 […]
These are stories that seem to belong to another age, legends of centaurs, titans, with human heads and the bodies of horses galloping to the assault of Olympus, horrible, sublime, invulnerable beings, both gods and beasts ….
Waterloo General – The Life, Letters and Mysterious Death of Major General Sir William Ponsonby 1772-1815’
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.
Field Marshal John Colborne, 1st Baron Seaton (1778-1863), most famous for commanding the 52nd Regiment of Foot at Waterloo.
Colour Serjeant John Gibson of the 33rd Regiment of Foot written by Evelyn Webb-Carter in November 2012.