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Samuel JEFFCOAT

DaveHam9

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Hello,

Deaths Mar 1861
JEFFCOAT Samuel Ashby De La Z. 7a 57

ASHBY-DE-LA-ZOUCH AND ITS NEIGHBOURHOOD.
The Leicester Chronicle: or, Commercial and Agricultural Advertiser (Leicester, England), Saturday, January 19, 1861; pg. 6.
DEATH OF AN OLD VETERAN.-On Monday night, Mr. Samuel Jeffcoat paid the last debt of nature at Coalville, aged 79 years. He entered the army at the early of 16, in a regiment of dragoons that was at that time, forming in Leicester, and from thence proceeded to Ireland at the time of the rebellion. He served through that disturbance, when at its close he was disbanded with his regiment, and remained at home about two years, when he entered the army again, enlisting into the Royal Horse Artillery, and attained the rank of bombardier, and accompanied General Moore to Spain, being present at the battle of Corunna. He left the army just previous to Waterloo, and has enjoyed a pension for the last forty-five years.

Any info re his service, discharge, medals, etc.. would be most appreciated.

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Dave
 

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looks like his original documents were lost,,he has 2 pages hand written.

enlisted in royal horse artillery 21st May 1803 age 20,after previously serving 4 years in the 24th light dragoons.2 years under the age of 18.
on discharge {due to Rheumatism} he was age 31 5ft 6 brown hair grey eyes brown complexion.
served 9 years as a private and 1 year 230 days asa bombadier.
no records of any medals or where he served. :)
 

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