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by Alan Earp
Wed May 20, 2009 7:47 pm
Forum: Event Reports
Topic: Oporto and Albuera Despatch - May 2009
Replies: 4
Views: 12880

Re: Oporto and Albuera Despatch - May 2009

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1/95th & 2/44th crossing the Duoro:

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by Alan Earp
Tue May 19, 2009 10:07 pm
Forum: Event Reports
Topic: Oporto and Albuera Despatch - May 2009
Replies: 4
Views: 12880

Re: Oporto and Albuera Despatch - May 2009

Quick summary: Oporto: 2 street battles, one at night - awesome. 1 practice river crossing and then for real for second battle. Loads of rounds fired, extremely loud. Medal at the end of the campaign. Badajoz: Les and I walked round the whole walled sections, me in uniform. I did a storming of ditch...
by Alan Earp
Thu Mar 12, 2009 12:47 pm
Forum: Visitors' Quarters - 1/95th Rifle
Topic: Lt Jonathan Layton
Replies: 31
Views: 969789

Re: Lt Jonathan Layton

Sorry we've been quiet on this one but it is the closed season and people are occupied on catching up with their real lives.
We've done a little research but have not progressed far. You may have got some info from our friends at 2/95th who have expertise in these things? We'll keep delving though.
by Alan Earp
Tue Sep 16, 2008 5:08 pm
Forum: Event Reports
Topic: Filming - Rivers BBC
Replies: 0
Views: 8427

Filming - Rivers BBC

Today, Dave Preece (2/44th) and I had the privilege to partake in the filming of Griff Rhys Jones' new series, "Rivers", at Waltham Gunpowder Mills. We will be signing autographs at Landguard.
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by Alan Earp
Tue Aug 26, 2008 11:19 am
Forum: Visitors' Quarters - 1/95th Rifle
Topic: Lt William Shaw 2/95
Replies: 8
Views: 24181

Re: Lt William Shaw 2/95

95th did not have drummers. Used bugler or whistles.
by Alan Earp
Mon Jun 09, 2008 11:50 pm
Forum: Visitors' Quarters - 1/95th Rifle
Topic: missing co.s of bns of 95th at Waterloo/Bn organization
Replies: 2
Views: 11435

Re: missing co.s of bns of 95th at Waterloo/Bn organization

As a starter: 1/95th - Companies 3, 4, 6 and 7 were skeleton companies in England being recruiting cadres commanded by junior officers. Battalion staff consisted of Lt.Col. Barnard, Major Cameron, Capt. Smith H, Lt Kincaid, Paymaster MacKenzie, Qtrmstr Bagshaw, Surgeon Burke, Asst Surgeons Robson & ...
by Alan Earp
Mon Oct 08, 2007 2:33 pm
Forum: Visitors' Quarters - 1/95th Rifle
Topic: Hi, Just wanted to say hi to Les and Martin
Replies: 3
Views: 12123

Thanks for reregistering, Paul and for the interesting anecdotes. I spoke to Martin at the weekend and he most certainly remembered you and will take a look at your messages and especially the photos.
by Alan Earp
Thu Oct 04, 2007 4:49 pm
Forum: Visitors' Quarters - 1/95th Rifle
Topic: Hi, Just wanted to say hi to Les and Martin
Replies: 3
Views: 12123

Hi Paul, Good to hear from you, I have seen these pictures before and been told about you and the early days of the 95th Rifles Living History Society in the late Seventies. I have to make a confession and apologise but I have inadvertantly deleted your logon when clearing out spam users. Please rei...
by Alan Earp
Tue Jul 10, 2007 4:39 pm
Forum: Visitors' Quarters - 1/95th Rifle
Topic: Lt William Shaw 2/95
Replies: 8
Views: 24181

Very interesting and well done. I guess he must have received his Waterloo medal so you chase that down. Since he joined in Feb 1813 he probably went to Spain, more research there methinks!
by Alan Earp
Tue Jul 10, 2007 11:57 am
Forum: Visitors' Quarters - 1/95th Rifle
Topic: Lt William Shaw 2/95
Replies: 8
Views: 24181

Apologies, I've rechecked my source and Amos Norcott was the Lt Colonel and Wilkens the Major; I noticed an error in the summary list of the 2/95th personel. That should clear up Wilkens role! Both officers were badly wounded whilst the Battalion was in square and had to quit the field. The Battalio...
by Alan Earp
Mon Jul 09, 2007 9:36 pm
Forum: Visitors' Quarters - 1/95th Rifle
Topic: Lt William Shaw 2/95
Replies: 8
Views: 24181

Hi Marty, yet another person with interesting ancester! All that I've managed to glean from my own set of Napoleonic literature is that 2nd LT William Shaw was indeed at Waterloo serving directly to the 2/95th Majors Norcott and Wilkins. The Lieutenant to whom he would ordinarily report was assigned...
by Alan Earp
Tue Jan 16, 2007 1:38 am
Forum: Visitors' Quarters - 1/95th Rifle
Topic: Rfn William Edwards 2/95
Replies: 1
Views: 16609

Hi Kevin, Very interesting post. I've had a quick look in some of my books and I can tell you that he was in 2/95th No.1 Company at Waterloo commanded by Capt George Miller. His "In Corps" date is given as 4/4/1809. This would explain his absence from the retreat to Vigo with the 2/95th under Craufu...
by Alan Earp
Mon Dec 25, 2006 12:30 am
Forum: Visitors' Quarters - 1/95th Rifle
Topic: Rfn James Ashworth, 1/95
Replies: 3
Views: 15375

Merry Xmas John and thank you for your visit to our site. Wow, I am green with envy on such an ancestor. Good to see you researching and keeping his name alive. Rifleman James Ashworth, 1/95 No. 8 Company under Capt G Miller's command at Corunna. Obviously survived the retreat and the battle. He gai...
by Alan Earp
Mon Dec 04, 2006 4:35 pm
Forum: Visitors' Quarters - 1/95th Rifle
Topic: Rfn James Power 2/95
Replies: 1
Views: 10532

Hi Ian, sorry for a delay in a reply but we've just had our AGM at the weekend and everyone was tied up in that. Very interesting topic, I'm quite envious of such a family history. At the time of your g-g grandfather the regiment would have been the Rifle Brigade; they came out of the line in Feb 18...