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43rd regiment of foot about 1815

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Hello, I'm Isabelle, I start on this forum. I 'm looking for information about my great....father who was in the 43rd regiment of foot around 1815. Sorry for my bad english...have a good day
 
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Thank you for your answer. His name was Alexander Phelan. He recognized his daughter born in Valenciennes in 1818. On this paper, he declared to be born in Ballinakill, Ireland, and to be 38 years old. He would have been born in 1790. In this town, the parish records burned, so, I lost Alexander... He said that he was "voltigeur" (outfielder?) at the 1st bataillon
 

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Valenciennes, town, Nord département, Hauts-de-France région, northern France, on the Escaut (Scheldt) River. The origin of the name is obscure.

There are members here who hare better at researching military history and who have access to records I don't.

The National Archives
WO - Records created or inherited by the War Office, Armed Forces, Judge Advocate General, and related bodies
Division within WO - Records of the Royal Chelsea and Kilmainham Hospitals
WO 119 - Royal Hospital, Kilmainham: Pensioners' Discharge Documents (Certificates of Service)
Subseries within WO 119 - Certificates of Service: Regiments on Irish Establishment
WO 119/61 - B 1396 - B 1784. (Described at item level).

Reference: WO 119/61/47
Description:
ALEXANDER PHELAN.
Born ANNABRICK, Leix.
Served in Colonel Nugent's Levy; 43rd Foot Regiment.
Discharged aged 40.
Covering dates give year of enlistment to year of discharge.
Kilmainham Reference: B1442.
Date: 1799-1820
Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English
Closure status: Open Document, Open Description
 

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Annabrick Leix - Leix is a historical name for County Laois. As for Annabrick, I’ve not found a place with that name. There’s a Abbeyleix which is near Ballinakill. Sorry it’s not much help.
 

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Covering dates give year of enlistment to year of discharge.
Date: 1799-1820
Discharged aged 40.

Therefore born abt 1780. Service records are not always accurate so looks to be an error with 'Annabrick' as place of birth.

Following the end of the Peninsular War in 1814 the 43rd returned to England. ...The 43rd arrived in Belgium too late to fight in the Battle of Waterloo on 18 June 1815. ... The regiment formed part of the army of occupation in France until November 1818. The regiment served in Ireland from 1819 to 1823. ...
 
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