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From: "peteradams" <>
Subject: Re: [UK-NE] Chelsea Pensioner
Date: Sat, 2 Mar 2002 12:15:54 -0000
Because your John Trotter was a Chelsea Pensioner does not necessarly mean
he was in the Peninsular War -- he may well have been, but he may not have.
You might find him in the PRO class WO97 -- these documents can give you the
soldier's full army career. You should also find him in the Chelsea
Pensioner documents also at the PRO.
ps. I have taken a look at the WO97 class using the PRO on-line Procat and
there are two John Trotters listed :
1.WO97/399/94, born Tevesson, NBL, served in the 19th foot 1813 - 1819,
discharged aged 23.
2. WO97/1088/128, born Kilmore, Armagh served in the Rifle Brigade 1817 -
1838, discharged aged 41.
The 1st one would probably not have earned a pension after only four or five
tears service but the older man probably did after 21 years.
Neither of the calculated birth dates at about 1896, agree with your 1786.
> John TROTTER was born in Norton in 1786 and married Elizabeth BELL in
> the 1851 census John is described as a Chelsea pensioner. I think that
> he fought against France in the Napoleonic Wars. Could sks please tell me
if this is
> correct and where I could find more information. Is it possible to find
> individual soldiers - where they fought etc.