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John WAYE in 28th regiment x 2

Postby mbford222 » Wed Aug 30, 2017 7:45 pm

Two men named John Waye, both from South Tawton, Devon, enlisted in the army.
#1. John Waye b 1768, aged 34.5 on enlistment 18.1.1802 in the 46th foot, transferred to the 1st Batt of 28th Regt on 18.7.1804. Discharged 31.8.1814 age 47 after 10 yrs 44 days. Wounded at Vittorio. (Nice pic of his medal on google when it was sold at auction).
5 ft 2 in, a woolcomber from South Tawton. Died there in 1851.

#2. John Waye b 1778 aged 28 on enlistment 18.7.1804 to 2nd, then 1st Batt 28th Reg 24.7.1804. Transferred to the 24th in Jun 1806 after 1 year 348 days.
5 ft 2 in, a woolcomber from South Tawton.

From ancestry.ca, I found a furlough for one of them (probably # 1) to go home from Canada from 12.8.1806 to 24.9.1806. I can't find a record of the 28th ever having been in Canada. I also can not find out what happened to # 2 after he transferred to the 24th.

If anyone can help me to fill out these soldiers profiles, I would be most grateful.
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Re: John WAYE in 28th regiment x 2

Postby peter kent » Fri Sep 01, 2017 9:51 am

If you're looking at the Ancestry database named "Canada, British Regimental Registers of Service, 1756-1900" you need to bear in mind that Ancestry has misnamed it. Some entries relate to Canada, some don't.

The 1st battalion of the 28th was in England in September 1806.
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Re: John WAYE in 28th regiment x 2

Postby AdrianB38 » Fri Sep 01, 2017 5:08 pm

Yes, Peter makes an important point. My understanding is that the documents in this collection are at Kew, and the selection was simply regiments some parts of which were in Canada at some time during the period in question. The documents seen can therefore refer to service nowhere near Canada. I think that it's not unusual to find documents relating to the 2nd Battalion (say) of some regiment when the 2nd Bn never crossed the Atlantic in its life but the 1st Bn did.

Whether that applies to all the regiments in the collection, I have no idea.

So if your chap is in that collection, bear in mind that he might have got no closer to Canada than Cardiff.

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Re: John WAYE in 28th regiment x 2

Postby mbford222 » Fri Sep 01, 2017 8:49 pm

Thank you both for that helpful information. I couldn't find any mention of the 28th in Canada on napoleon-series.org. It also explains why children are born to the couple while he is supposedly absent!
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Re: John WAYE in 28th regiment x 2

Postby AdrianB38 » Fri Sep 01, 2017 9:59 pm

According to Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/28th_(North_Gloucestershire)_Regiment_of_Foot, the 28th
took part in ... the Battle of the Plains of Abraham at Quebec in September 1759 during the Seven Years' War

So that must be why it's in that collection.
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