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Footguard in Napoleonic war

Discussion in 'Military records' started by Kate, May 26, 2023.

  1. Kate

    Kate LostCousins Member

    Hello, my ancestor, 4 x great grand father, was apparently a footguard in the Napoleonic war. I believe I found this reference on findmypast. Does anyone know how to find out more? Even just general info. I was reminded of it when reading the latest newsletter this morning. Thanks
  2. peter

    peter Administrator Staff Member

    I suggest you find the record again and use the information in the record to search for general information about the regiment he was in. Whether you found that record at Findmypast or Ancestry you should search at the other site - even though they appear to have digitized the same records there are often differences.

    If he served in the Napoleonic Wars he may have been awarded a campaign medal, with bars for each of the major battles in which he was involved. If I remember rightly, Findmypast has a transcription but Ancestry has images.
  3. Kate

    Kate LostCousins Member

    Thanks very much. I will look into it.

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