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John Allen
New Brunswick Fencibles

John Allen was born in Wilmot, Nova Scotia on 17 June 1784.  He was the only son of Lieutenant Colonel Isaac Allen who commanded the 2nd Battalion, New Jersey Volunteers during the American Revolution.  After the war, he moved his family first to Nova Scotia and then to New Brunswick where he received a grant of 2,000 acres of land at Kingsclear, just north of Fredericton.

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William Dukes
Glengarry Light Infantry

William Dukes was born c 1778 in Hindon, Wiltshire, England. At the age of 15 he volunteered for the Wiltshire Militia where he spent nine years. He was discharged at the rank of private and served as a private in the 59th Regiment of Foot for six months. After this he signed up for the 41st Regiment of Foot, 1st Battalion.

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Harris William Hailes
Canadian Fencibles

This application is sponsored by the City of Fredericton, New Brunswick.

Harris William Hailes was born at Burton Park, Surrey, England on 13 September 1752.  He was first commissioned a Lieutenant Captaincy in the 1st Battalion British Grenadiers.  He served with this regiment during General Clinton’s campaign in the southern colonies and was present at the capture of Charleston, South Carolina.

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James Kerby, 2nd Regiment Lincoln Artillery

Kerby was a militia officer, businessman, Justice of the Peace, office holder, and politician; b 1785 at Park Farm near Sandwich (Windsor, Ont.), son of John Kerby and Alison Donaldson; m 1811 Jane Lambert, and they had three children; d 20 June 1854 at Fort Erie, Upper Canada.

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