Research Subjects: Biographies

Lionel S. Challis's "Peninsula Roll Call": Names That Are Missing from the Roll Call

Edited by: Robert Burnham

Occasionally, we do find officers who served in the Peninsula, who are not in the "Peninsula Roll Call". These are some of them.

Last Name

First Name

Middle Name



Burton Robert Haly 7th Foot Was commandant at Vitoria in September 1813.
Caldwell William   3rd Foot Was in southern France in 1814.
Craufurd Henry   9th Foot

Promoted substantive Lieutenant Colonel 45th Foot 26 August 1813. - London Gazette

Doyle John   95th Foot Lieutenant 10 October 1811; was severely wounded at the battle of Nivelle, he died of his wounds 10 November 1813.
Gordon George St. Leger 8th West India

Capt 52nd Foot 8 Nov 04, Major 8th West India Regiment 11 Aug 08. temporary commander 1/6th Foot 1808- January 1809; Peninsula from ? 1808 - Jan 09; GM Corunna; died late 1809 or early 1810

Fenton Frederick     Hospital Assistant; in the Peninsula 1811-14. Was at Pasajes in 1813.
Hulson John   3rd Dragoon Guards

was a troop quartermaster in the 3rd Dragoon Guards and served in Portugal between 1809 and 1811. He enlisted as a private on 1st March 1794 at the age of 21 years and was progressively promoted corporal (1796), sergeant (1799) and then troop quartermaster (16 June 1808). He retired from active service on half-pay in September 1825, his last posting was in Ireland.

Marsden Thomas     Deputy assistant Commissary General; appointed 13 July 1813 and in Peninsula Dec 1813. half pay 1814.
Ponsonby William   General

Sir William Ponsonby was buried in the graveyard of St Mary Abbotts Church, Kensington in July 1815 from his home in Curzon Street. The reason there is no known grave is that the church was knocked down in the 1860's and a new one built and all the graves were covered.
Source: Capt (Retd) Alan Henshall, Curator, RDG Museum

Ross Patrick   48th Foot  
Stewart Alexander   1st Foot  

Placed on the Napoleon Series: February 2009; last updated March 2019

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