Tuesday, August 16, 2005

LAPHAM at Trafalgar

Trafalgar Roll: "LAPHAM Felix Private R.M.Wilmerton, Somerset

LAPHAM William Private R.M.Kilmington, Somerset"

and now we are two

The National Archives | Trafalgar ancestors | About the database: "This database celebrates the 18,000 plus individuals who fought in the Battle of the Trafalgar on the side of the Royal Navy.
The victory over the combined fleets of France and Spain, as a result of the Battle of Trafalgar on 21 October 1805, is considered one of Britain's greatest and most significant military victories. It thwarted Napoleon's plans to invade Britain at the time, and it laid the foundation of Britain's undisputed mastery of the sea into the twentieth century."

Catalogue reference: ADM 37/52

Ship's pay book number: (ML 14)
12 April 1805 to 29 February 1812 (Was at Trafalgar)

William Lapthorn aged 15 born in Plymouth, Devon, England.
Ship: HMS Bellerophon
Rank/Rating: Boy

Service details
Comments: From: Salvador Del Mundo
HMS Bellerophon
Ship's pay book number: (B3C, no 29)
27 April 1805 (Was at Trafalgar)
Rank/rating: Boy

Sources used
Catalogue reference: ADM 36/16498

Norwich, Norfolk, England
Ordinary Seaman

The National Archives | Trafalgar ancestors


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