Research Subjects: Eyewitness Accounts

British Memoirs of the Napoleonic Wars: Officers' Servants

By Robert Burnham

Although very rare there are some accounts left by individuals who served as servants to officers have left records of their service. They make fascinating reading!

Healey, Edward. "An Undergroom at War-- Edward Healey, 1815" in David Chandler's On the Napoleonic Wars. London: Greenhill, 1994. Pages 214 - 229

Notes: was the undergroom for Lieutenant Colonel George Scovell, Royal Staff Corps, who was an AQMG at Waterloo. .

Healey, Edward. in Gareth Glover (ed.). The Waterloo Archive Volume VI: British Sources. Barnsley: Frontline, 2014. Pages 241 - 277.

Notes: was the undergroom for Lieutenant Colonel George Scovell, Royal Staff Corps, who was an AQMG at Waterloo

Thornton, James. Your Most Obedient Servant: James Thornton Cook to the Duke of Wellington Exeter: Webb & Bower; 1985. 120 pages.

Notes: Served with Wellington 1811 - 1820; is an interview rather than memoirs.

 

Placed on the Napoleon Series: July 2015; updated December 2015.

 

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