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‘Career’ soldiers, those who signed up as soldiers and served in assorted regiments.

JAMES DORMAN Born TETBURY, Gloucestershire Served in 21st Dragoons (Light) Discharged aged 36  1805-1816 [National Archives WO 97/41/123]


THOMAS WINBOW alias THOMAS WIMBOW; THOMAS WYMBOW Born TETBURY, Gloucestershire Served in 9th Dragoons Discharged aged 46  1810-1838 [National Archives WO 97/147/4]


JOSEPH BARKER Born TETBURY*, Staffordshire Served in 3rd Foot Guards Discharged aged 45  1797-1815 [National Archives WO 97/153/40]


JOHN LEWIS Born TETBURY, Gloucestershire Served in 82nd Foot Regiment Discharged aged 38  1825-1847 [National Archives WO 97/919/71]


JOHN LONG Born TETBURY, Gloucestershire Served in Royal Artillery Discharged aged 33  1836-1852 [National Archives WO 97/1244/57]


WILLIAM BOLTON Born TETBURY, Gloucestershire Served in 69th Foot Regiment; Portsmouth Invalids Discharged aged 34 after 9 years 4 months of service  1802 [National Archives WO 121/60/235]

*Was this Tutbury, Staffordshire?

These documents referenced are available through FindmyPast or at the National Archives, Kew. They will give varying amounts of information depending on the career of the solder.  Some of these men travelled to far flung corners of the world before ‘retiring’ to a life as a labourer.