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Samuel Wray

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A narrative of the adventures of Samuel Wray now living at Kempston, Bedfordshire, from the time of his volunteering for that parish in 1796, till his return to England in 1815, published by C.B. Merry, 1823, Bedford.

Page Twenty Nine

Samuel Wray, page 29

Bedfordshire Libraries, 2007

Wray is wounded in battle and looses the forefinger of his right hand and has to remain in hospital in Salamanca for three months, after which he leaves to join his regiment laying siege to the castle of Burgos. After the surrender of the castle the regiment proceeds on a march to Vittoria, the headquarters of the French, where Joseph Bonapart was commander in chief. The men were not allowed to drink any water as they were informed it had been poisoned in several places. On 21st June 1813 they commenced firing at the French.


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