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Richard Smith
104th Regiment of Foot

Richard Smith joined the New Brunswick Regiment of Fencible Infantry on 18 June 1805, which became New Brunswick’s 104th Regiment of Foot in 1810. When he joined he was under the minimum age of 15 to join as a Private, he did it anyway, instead of enlisting as a Boy (the category for people enlisting underage). Being a big lad he was assigned to the Grenadier Company (the biggest and strongest men of the regiment). Only men over 1.83 m (6′-0″) tall could be in this company and he was 1.88 m (6′-5″) tall.

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104th Regiment of Foot