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William Brown Bradley
104th Regiment of Foot

William Brown Bradley and his twin brother Lewis Turner
Bradley  were born in Savannah, Georgia c1771. Their father, Richard Bradley, died c1780-81. During the Revolutionary War he was employed by the  Commissariat, a non-uniformed civilian body. Their mother was Sarah Turner, daughter of Lewis and Jeston Turner of Whitemarsh Island, Georgia.

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John Godfrey Lloyd
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John Godfrey Lloyd was born in Kingston in 1784, the son of a Hessian soldier. When still a child his family moved to a lot west of Gananoque in Leeds County where Lloyd spent the rest of his life. As a young man John Lloyd was employed at Joel Stone’s mill in Gananoque. On the early morning of September 21, 1812 the men in the settlement were roused with the news that an American force had landed at Lindsay’s Point.

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Andrew Rainsford
104th Regiment of Foot

This application is sponsored by the City of Fredericton, New Brunswick.

Andrew William Rainsford was the third son of Captain, the Honourable Andrew Rainsford, who was the Receiver General of His Majesty’s Quit Rents in West Florida from 1774 until it was captured by the Spanish in 1781.  He was also active in military affairs serving as the Fort-Adjutant and Barrack-Master at Fort George.  After the end of the revolution, he and his family came to New Brunswick as Loyalists.  Andrew Rainsford held several public offices including Receiver General for the province and Deputy Barrack Master General.  Five of his sons later served in the military.

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George Shore
104th Regiment of Foot

This application is sponsored by the City of Fredericton, New Brunswick.

George Shore was born in England in 1787.  He was commissioned as an Ensign in His Majesty’s New Brunswick Regiment of Fencible Infantry on 9 July 1803.  His promotion to Lieutenant was effective 25 March 1804 and he was made Captain on 23 August 1810.  With the retirement of Captain Duguald Campbell that year, he took command of the Light Company which he retained until the regiment was disbanded in 1817.  In 1810, his regiment was elevated to the line as the 104th (New Brunswick) Regiment of Foot. 

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William Phair
104th Regiment of Foot

This application is sponsored by the City of Fredericton, New Brunswick.

William Barry Phair was born on 17 March 1783 on Staten Island, Colony of New York.  His father, Lieutenant Andrew Phair, was an officer in Major General Benedict Arnold’s Loyal American Legion.  After the end of the Amercian Revolution, the family came to Fredericton, New Brunswick as Loyalists.  Andrew Phair held government appointments such as Deputy Barrack Master and Postmaster, both at Fredericton.

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Roderick Matheson
Glengarry Light Infantry

He served in the War of 1812, having been gazetted senior Ensign of the Glengarry Light Infantry on the 6th of February of that year. In 1813 the young Matheson’s services were so highly appreciated by the military authorities that he was appointed Lieutenant and Pay Master.

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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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