A 1815 Waterloo to the 71st Regiment Foot; Wounded in Action
A 1815 Waterloo to the 71st Regiment Foot; Wounded in Action - (Edward Connolly 1st Batt. 71st Reg. Foot.) fitted with replacement steel clip and ring suspension, edge bruising and contact marks, otherwise nearly very fine. Footnote: Edward Connolly enlisted to serve as a Boy soldier with the 2/71st Foot on 4 May 1809. He transferred to the 1st Battalion on 12 October 1812 and served in the Peninsula from December 1812, and was taken prisoner of war at Vittoria, 21 June 1813. The musters show that he rejoined on 7 November and was in hospital until 15 July 1814 when he embarked for England. He was present with the 1/71st in the Waterloo campaign and is shown in the muster for June as being wounded, General Hospital, Brussels. He returned to duty in September 1815 and continued to serve with the army of occupation in France until October 1818. He was appointed Bugler in June 1822 and went overseas in June 1824 to Quebec, Lower Canada. He died in York, Upper Canada, on 16 March 1830, whilst still serving. Sold with copied muster papers and other research.