From the Naval records

the 55-year-old sail maker who served in the Navy at Trafalgar and the Army at Waterloo,

Blimey.

4 thoughts on “From the Naval records”

  1. Doesn’t surprise me. After napoleon was exiled lots of the navy would have been paid off, even skilled sailors like a sail maker … no need to pay (badly) seamen that were not needed. Had he not had a good war with plenty of prizes a few years later he could well be looking for employment and the army would take anybody that could walk and carry a musket.

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