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These very early and rare Army Lists are an important addition to all family historians researching their ancestor's military past.
A List of the Officers of the Army and Marines; with Index: a Succession of Colonels; and a List of the Officers of the Army and Marines on Half-Pay also with Index. War Office. By Permission of his Excellency the Lord Lieutenant. Printed by A.B. King, Printer to the Honourable the House of Commons.
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These very early records - list officers of the Army and Marines on full and half-pay (retired). Details include name, rank, regiment and date of enlistment and promotions.
From the end of the 18th Century and during the 19th Century, Britain was engaged in many wars and show the extent and reach of the British Empire at the time :
Anglo-French War 1793 - 1802, Napoleonic Wars 1803 - 1814, including the Peninsular Wars 1808 - 1814, Battle of Waterloo 1815, Anglo-American War 1812 to 1815, Battle of Algiers 1816, First Anglo-Afghan War 1839-1842, Opium Wars 1839 - 1842 and 1856 - 1860, Crimean War 1853 - 1856, Indian Mutiny 1857 - 1859 and several others that are referred to in these Lists.
The Army Lists 1798 - 1888 include Surgeon General Alexander Francis Preston who may have been the person Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - the Scottish physician and writer most noted for his stories about the detective Sherlock Holmes - who created and based the character Dr Watson on following his experiences in Afghanistan, where he was wounded in the Battle of Maiwand in 1880.