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Edward Lee
Royal Newfoundland Fencible

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.

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Royal Newfoundland Fencible