Drum Major Ancestor - 13th Foot
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this is my ancestor, Joseph James Linch, my great x 4 grandfather on my mother's father's line. He was born in England in 1792 and died in India on 7 September 1827. Written below the painting is "2nd Battallion 35th Regiment". Joseph Linch enlisted in the 13th Foot at around age 15, became a Drum Major, and fought with Wellington at the Battle of Waterloo, then went to India where he died in 1827 or 1828.
This painting is now in the Royal Sussex (ex 35th) Regimental Museum in Chichester, England. (donated by a relative).
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