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Joshua Anthony 37th Reg of Foot ( North Hampshire Reg)

Postby meekhcs » Mon Jan 12, 2015 2:35 pm

Hello
Joshua, from Sutton Scotney nr Winchester, Hampshire attested into the 37th Regiment of Foot 1st April 1813 in Straban Co Tyrone Ireland. The Colonel of his regiment was Lieut General Hon. A Duff.
His records, which I found on FMP, state that he served in Holland from Dec 1813 until April 1814 and 1815 until Feb 1816 which made me think that he served at The Battle of Waterloo. However when I googled 37th Reg of Foot it stated that in 1815 and 1816 the Regiment was serving in Canada and the Regiment does not appear to hold Waterloo Battle honours. Joshua's records quite clearly showed that he did not serve in Canada from July 1817 leaving in Feb 1825.
Can any of the military experts on here shed any light on this please. Did part of the 37th serve at Waterloo through attachment to another regiment?
I am very much a novice when researching military records so any help gratefully received.
Thank you Sally
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Re: Joshua Anthony 37th Reg of Foot ( North Hampshire Reg)

Postby meekhcs » Mon Jan 12, 2015 4:55 pm

I think I have answered my own question.
Having spent the afternoon researching it would appear the 37th Reg raised a 2nd Battalion in 1813, which disbanded in 1817. The Battalion travelled to Holland and the dates correspond with Joshua's records. The Battalion did not fight at the Battle of Waterloo but were garrisoned in Antwerp for the duration. It was disbanded in 1817 at which time I suspect Joshua transferred back to the 1st Battalion and sailed for Canada.
If anyone can corroborate my findings I would be grateful.
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Re: Joshua Anthony 37th Reg of Foot ( North Hampshire Reg)

Postby AdrianB38 » Mon Jan 12, 2015 4:56 pm

According to the National Army Museum website, there was a 2nd Battalion of the 37th for just 4 years from 1813 onwards. So one part could have been in one part of the world and the other part in another.

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Re: Joshua Anthony 37th Reg of Foot ( North Hampshire Reg)

Postby AdrianB38 » Mon Jan 12, 2015 5:01 pm

See http://www.napoleon-series.org/military ... hFoot.html - second battalion was indeed in Holland but not, so far as I can see, Waterloo.

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Re: Joshua Anthony 37th Reg of Foot ( North Hampshire Reg)

Postby meekhcs » Mon Jan 12, 2015 6:02 pm

Thank you Adrian.
It would appear the 2nd Batt played a part in the Battles at Merxem and the attack on Bergen op Zoom in early 1814.Thereafter they were confined to Barracks at Antwerp and did not therefore play a part in The Battle of Waterloo.
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