By Robert Burnham & Gareth Glover
Cooke, Robert D. At Wellington’s Headquarters: the letters of Robert Duffield Cooke Army Pay Corps 1811-14. Gareth Glover (ed,) Godmanchester: Ken Trotman, 2009. 38 pages. Reprinted in Napoleonic Archive Volume 4, Ken Trotman 2021
Notes: Went out to be a clerk and by 1814 was the senior clerk in the Paymaster’s Office in the British Army in the Peninsula.
Harley, John. The Veteran of 40 Years’ Service in the British Army: the Scurrilous Recollections of Paymaster John Harley 47th Foot – 1798- 1838. Gareth Glover (ed.). Solihull: Helion, 2018.
Notes: Served in the Tarbert Fencibles, was in in Egypt with the 54th Foot, became paymaster 47th Foot in 1805; served in the Peninsula from October 1810 to April 1814.
Wray, H. B. “Letter to Lieutenant Lancelot Machell RE dated 23 April 1813” in Machell, Lancelot. The Peninsular War Letters of Lancelot Machell RE. Mark S. Thompson (ed.). Published by Mark S. Thompson, 2017. Page 113
Notes: Was the paymaster for the 2nd Battalion 30th Foot. Covers the accounts of Lieutenant Machell’s brother, Richard who was wounded in the siege of Badajoz.