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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.

Regards,

Dave
 

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