John Grace¹ was born in Ireland on March 23, 1779. He joined the Royal Newfoundland Regiment of Fencible Infantry on December 14, 1804 and during the War of 1812 he was present at the Battle of York on April 27, 1813. He was in the 2nd Company under the command of Captain William Morris from 1811 to 1814 and was discharged on June 24, 1816 when the regiment was disbanded.
This story is typical of a British soldier during the French Revolution & Napoleonic era. 1789-1815.
Edward Lee was born in Bridgenorth, Shropshire, England in 1766. St. Leonard’s Church records show the he married a Elizabeth Jones on 5 April 1790, He first joined the British army 1792 in Pigot’s Regiment of Foot it would later be called the 130th (Loyal Staffordshire Volunteers) served in the West Indies, seeing action in what is now Jamaica during the Second Maroon War 1795-96.
John C Garden joined the 5th Company Royal Newfoundland Regiment commanded by Captain John T. Whelan, 16 Dec 1807, his brother James joined the next day both as Junior Officers. Their father was William Henry Garden (1749-1812) UEL.