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Colour Sergeant James Smith (........)

 

Back To . . .48th Foot .The Northamptonshire Regiment .

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  • Occupation : Soldier
  • Date Arrived : 10. April. 1818
  • Ship Arrived on : Minerva
  • Rank on Discharge : Colour Sergeant
  • Date of Enlistment : 1803
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  • Where Died / Buried : Newcastle
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    Relative in England John Wilkinson jwilkinson@free.fr
    Shirley McLeod ....... shirlmac@bigpond.com
    descended from Gilbert Hunter Smith, (b.31/7/1825.....d.14/9/1810)
    Shirley has supplied some of the information located on this page, Sergeant Gilbert Smith being her forebear.
    Dorothy & Les Woodhouse have also has supplied some of the information located on this page,
     
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    History Of Sergeant Gilbert Smith

    Sergeant Smith joined the 48th Regiment at Bristol in April 1813 and had fought with the unit in the closing
    battles of the Peninnuslar War. Sergeant Smith sustained a wound at the battle of Toulouse.
    Gilbert Smith was the second member of his family to join the 48th regiment ,the first being his brother
    James Smith, who became Colour Sergeant James Smith of the 48th Regiment . At this point very little is known about James.
    Gilbert had been a member of Captain Allman's detatchment to arrive on board the "Minerva". Gilbert
    enlisted for the minimum service period of seven years and discharged from the 48th Regiment on the first of April 1820. Following his discharge, he began his new career in the Commissariat Department. He transferred to Port Macquarie in New South Wales with his wife Sarah. At Port Macquarie only a few graves remain of the early settlers,one of these being the grave of Gilbert and Sarah's first two children ( Their Grave )
    Following the death of Gilbert's second child ,Colour Sergeant James Smith , took leave to
    visit his younger brother Gilbert. Whilst travelling to Port Macquarie, James became gravely ill and died. He was buried at Newcastle. James had enlisted in 1803 and fought through the Penninsular War as a member of the 1st 48th Regiment. James served as a mess Sergeant while stationed in Sydney
     
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    (1) Australian Vital Record Series 1788 - 1905 Discs 1 to 4

    Military records  ,Pay rolls, Pay Musters, Cemetery Records, Church Records & General Muster Records, Mitchell Library ,Sydney Australia
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