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War of 1812 Veteran

Charles Rainsford
104th Regiment of Foot

Charles Rainsford was commissioned as an Ensign in the New Brunswick Regiment of Fencible Infantry on 17 July 1806 and was promoted to Lieutenant on 25 November 1808.  The regiment was elevated to line status in 1810 and became the 104th Regiment of Foot.  Rainsford participated in the epic march from Fredericton to Kingston in the winter of 1813 and appears to have been at the Battle of Sackets Harbor on 29 May 1813.  He served with the regiment in Upper Canada (Ontario) during the war and in Lower Canada (Quebec) after the war ended.  Rainsford was promoted to Captain on 6 June 1815.

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104th Regiment of Foot

James Keating
Royal Artillery

James Keating was born in the parish of Templeshort, county of Wexford, Ireland in 1786. His father was murdered when James was in his teens which likely prompted him to join the Royal Regiment of Artillery at the age of 18 in 1804.

He received a medal for his good service at Martinique and eventually made his way to the Canadas for the War of 1812.

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Royal Artillery