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by Adrian P
Thu Mar 25, 2010 7:40 pm
Forum: Visitors' Quarters - 1/95th Rifle
Topic: Lt Jonathan Layton
Replies: 31
Views: 266491

Re: Lt Jonathan Layton

I do have a copy of a letter dated 17th Oct 1811 which gives the name and address (in London) of the supplier of the newly invented cap. Maybe they're are talking about the 'Belgic' cap but then the Light Dragoons' headress changed at the same time so who knows :shock:
by Adrian P
Wed Mar 24, 2010 8:36 pm
Forum: Visitors' Quarters - 1/95th Rifle
Topic: Lt Jonathan Layton
Replies: 31
Views: 266491

Re: Lt Jonathan Layton

Good news on you coming over to have a look :D The records office is a bit hit and miss and on several occasions I have spent all day there and found little..........it can be very frustrating. Mainly I suppose because there is so much there. On my last visit I read a ledger containing letters going...
by Adrian P
Wed Mar 03, 2010 4:56 am
Forum: Visitors' Quarters - 1/95th Rifle
Topic: Samuel Ginn 1791-1813
Replies: 2
Views: 8604

Re: Samuel Ginn 1791-1813

It's going to be impossible to know exactly where he was buried as the army simply dug mass graves :cry: What I would suggest is you look at the history of the battle, and work out where the battalion moved during that day and this will give you a rough idea where abouts he maybe. If he died of woun...
by Adrian P
Wed Nov 11, 2009 4:30 am
Forum: Visitors' Quarters - 1/95th Rifle
Topic: Lt Jonathan Layton
Replies: 31
Views: 266491

Re: Lt Jonathan Layton

From Lionel S. Challis's "Peninsula Roll Call"

http://www.napoleon-series.org/research ... 00/458.pdf

Is this the item you refered to Ian as it does state Peninsula service till Apr 1813?
by Adrian P
Tue Nov 10, 2009 8:08 pm
Forum: Visitors' Quarters - 1/95th Rifle
Topic: Lt Jonathan Layton
Replies: 31
Views: 266491

Re: Lt Jonathan Layton

The monthly (sometimes 2-3 months) returns do give a list of the 10 companies and each officer commanding would sign to say the information contained withing that document (pay etc) was correct. Next time I go I'll see if he has signed the form for the 1811 affair and see how long he keeps signing i...
by Adrian P
Sat Nov 07, 2009 8:02 pm
Forum: Visitors' Quarters - 1/95th Rifle
Topic: Lt Jonathan Layton
Replies: 31
Views: 266491

Re: Lt Jonathan Layton

Visited the records office yesterday and our missing man.......... is still missing. The army records of the period lack continuity with people disappearing off the lists with no reason listed. Layton appears on the returns 25th Dec 1812 - 24th Mar 1813 Layton 1.jpg But has gone from returns dates 2...
by Adrian P
Mon Nov 02, 2009 7:58 pm
Forum: Visitors' Quarters - 1/95th Rifle
Topic: Lt Jonathan Layton
Replies: 31
Views: 266491

Re: Lt Jonathan Layton

For those following this thread here is the links to the information posted by Ian

Failed attempt
http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/16254/pages/643

Finally promoted
http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/16264/pages/826
by Adrian P
Mon Nov 02, 2009 4:27 am
Forum: Visitors' Quarters - 1/95th Rifle
Topic: Lt Jonathan Layton
Replies: 31
Views: 266491

Re: Lt Jonathan Layton

Had a look through those dates you mentioned and I am curious about where your information came from. Below are copies of the London Gazette from the dates you mentioned and none of the promotions are on them. 3rd June 1809 http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/16263/pages/809 9th May 1809 http://w...
by Adrian P
Sat Oct 31, 2009 9:10 pm
Forum: Visitors' Quarters - 1/95th Rifle
Topic: Lt Jonathan Layton
Replies: 31
Views: 266491

Re: Lt Jonathan Layton

Layton did suffer from being out of favour. He had fought a duel with capt brodie grant in 1808 and killed him, Layton went on trial at chelmsford charged with manslaughter but was acquitted through lack of evidence. Col beckwith turned a blind eye (capt travers had been kicked out for duelling prev...
by Adrian P
Sun Oct 18, 2009 1:33 am
Forum: Visitors' Quarters - 1/95th Rifle
Topic: Lt Jonathan Layton
Replies: 31
Views: 266491

Re: Lt Jonathan Layton

Well I know its quite a delay on this topic and I see the original poster is still a member of the forum. To answer your question and you would have to check the dates on this but it could be the reason of your missing man. During the later part of the Peninsula the companies of the 1/ 95th (as I'm ...
by Adrian P
Tue Aug 18, 2009 7:24 pm
Forum: Visitors' Quarters - 1/95th Rifle
Topic: Harry Smith
Replies: 0
Views: 4964

Harry Smith

On our way to Castle Rising we stopped at a little village called Whittlesey. This was the birthplace of Harry Smith who was a very well known Rifle Officer and fought in every campaign from 1809 to Waterloo (including New Orleans). He is probably most famous for finding Juana (his future wife), aft...