Wars and Conflicts from the 19th Century known to feature local men:
The Peninsular War occurred between 1807 and 1814 and was fought between Napoleon Bonaparte's Empire, Portugal, Spain and Great Britain.
Napoleon later returned to fight an allied army of United Kingdom troops and German Legion, Netherlands, Hanover, Brunswick, Nassau and a large Prussian army culminating in the Battle of Waterloo which finally crushed Napoleon on 18th June 1815.
The Crimean War occurred between October 1853 to March 1856 and was fought between Russia and an alliance of France, Great Britain, the Ottoman Empire and Sardinia.
The First Boer War was fought from 16 December 1880 until 23 March 1881 between the United Kingdom and the South African Republic.
The Second Boer War was fought from 11 October 1899 until 31 May 1902. The United Kingdom, its Cape Colony, Colony of Natal with significant Afrikaner support and native African allies fought the South African Republic (Republic of Transvaal) and the Orange Free State.
Search our Digital Archive section to find references to these wars.