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George Gallinger Jr.
1st Regiment Stormont Militia

George Gallinger Jr. was born on 7 Oct 1788 in Osnabruck Township, Stormont County to George and Margaret Gallinger, and the youngest of eight siblings. George’s father, George Sr., was a United Empire Loyalist and had served in the Kings Royal Regiment of New York during the American Revolution, along-side his three brothers and father, a German immigrant. They were living in Johnstown, New York, when their German community was threatened by the Rebels, losing everything. At the conclusion of the war they settled into the Stormont County of Upper Canada with their earned land grants and started life over in their new country.

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Edward Lee
Royal Newfoundland Fencible

This story is typical of a British soldier during the French Revolution & Napoleonic era. 1789-1815.

Edward Lee was born in Bridgenorth, Shropshire, England in 1766.  St. Leonard’s Church records show the he married a Elizabeth Jones on 5 April 1790, He first joined the British army 1792 in Pigot’s Regiment of Foot it would later be called the 130th (Loyal Staffordshire Volunteers) served in the West Indies, seeing action in what is now Jamaica during the Second Maroon War 1795-96.

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John Harvey
6th Royal Garrison Battalion

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Major General Sir John Harvey had a long and distinguished career both as a soldier and as a colonial administrator.  In addition to serving during the Napoleonic Wars, including the War of 1812 in North America, he was also the Lieutenant Governor of the four Atlantic Provinces.

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Asahel Hurd
2nd Regiment Grenville Militia

Asahel Hurd was born in November 14th 1768 in Arlington, Bennington County. Vermont, USA.  He was a son of Loyalist  Phineas Hurd and Anna  Hawley originally from the United States. He  was a private/commanding officer  and then promoted to captain  of the 2nd Regiment Grenville Militia company who served in the Upper Canadian Militia during the War of 1812.

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Henry “Harry” Burritt
2nd Regiment Grenville Militia

Henry “Harry” Burritt was born in Ontario, Canada on 26 August 1791. He was the son of Stephen Burritt (1759-1844) and Martha Stevens (1771/2-1830) of Vermont, USA and then Augusta Township, Grenville County, Ontario, Canada. He was a Loyalist by descent and was commissioned an officer and quickly promoted to Major in 1813 and  was promoted to Lieutenant and  appointed Lieutenant Colonel post-war of the 2nd Regiment Grenville Militia company who served in the Upper Canadian Militia during the War of 1812.

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Stephen Burritt
2nd Regiment Grenville Militia

Stephen Burritt was born in New Milford, Litchfield County, Connecticut on 22 November 1759. He was one of 12 children, and the second oldest son, of Daniel Burritt, Sr. (1735-1827) and Sarah Collins (1733-1815) of Connecticut, later Vermont, and finally Augusta Township, Grenville County, Ontario, Canada.

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Major Burritt
2nd Regiment of Grenville Militia

Major Burritt was born in Arlington, Vermont on 13 October 1775.  He was one of 12 children, and the youngest son, of Daniel Burritt, Sr. (1735-1827) and Sarah Collins (1733-1815) of Connecticut, later Vermont, and finally Augusta Township, Grenville County, Ontario.  Daniel Burritt Sr., a confirmed United Empire Loyalist, fought at the Battle of Saratoga when Major was just under two years of age.

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