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by NOTYAL37
Mon Nov 02, 2009 1:46 pm
Forum: Visitors' Quarters - 1/95th Rifle
Topic: Lt Jonathan Layton
Replies: 31
Views: 266544

Re: Lt Jonathan Layton

Hi Adrian, Jonathan's first abortive promotion to First Lieutenant is mentioned in The London Gazette 6 May 1809 (issue no 16254, page 643), which contains the War Office appointments for May 9, 1809: "95th Regiment of Foot, Second Lieutenant ____ Budgen (= Budgeon) to be First Lieutenant, by Purcha...
by NOTYAL37
Sun Nov 01, 2009 9:42 am
Forum: Visitors' Quarters - 1/95th Rifle
Topic: Lt Jonathan Layton
Replies: 31
Views: 266544

Re: Lt Jonathan Layton

Thanks Adrian for your offer of help at the PRO! Living in northern Sweden, I am at a disadvantage for following up your tip. Jonathan does not appear to have even lost his rank for his ‘matter of honour’ at Harwich, as one year later he was gazetted as First Lieutenant (without purchase) on 3 June ...
by NOTYAL37
Sat Oct 31, 2009 6:17 pm
Forum: Visitors' Quarters - 1/95th Rifle
Topic: Lt Jonathan Layton
Replies: 31
Views: 266544

Re: Lt Jonathan Layton

Sorry, I should have said 'Beckwith's 10th company' and NOT Leach's!

Ian
by NOTYAL37
Sat Oct 31, 2009 6:14 pm
Forum: Visitors' Quarters - 1/95th Rifle
Topic: Lt Jonathan Layton
Replies: 31
Views: 266544

Re: Lt Jonathan Layton

Hi Adrian! Many thanks for your input after so many months of nothing. I am sure that your reasoning about the reshuffle of companies is correct. As Jonathan Layton was clearly an old hand and had seniority over such officers as George Simmons, I suspect that his return home was more at his own requ...
by NOTYAL37
Thu Mar 12, 2009 1:20 pm
Forum: Visitors' Quarters - 1/95th Rifle
Topic: Lt Jonathan Layton
Replies: 31
Views: 266544

Re: Lt Jonathan Layton

Thanks for the sign of life! My queries about Lt Jonathan Layton (1/95) were perhaps rather too specific, but any information at all on his career would be most appreciated...
by NOTYAL37
Tue Jan 27, 2009 10:16 am
Forum: Visitors' Quarters - 1/95th Rifle
Topic: Lt Jonathan Layton
Replies: 31
Views: 266544

Lt Jonathan Layton

I am trying to reconstruct the military career of Jonathan Layton (1782-1836) who was a lieutenant in the 1st battalion of the 95th during the Peninsular War and Waterloo. I know that he was a 2nd Lt in the Peninsula from November 1808 to January 1809, and was involved in actions at Cacabellos and t...