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Re: Richard Tunks(Tonks) 1707-Bitterly, Shrop, Eng
Posted by: David Long (ID *****6062) Date: October 11, 2011 at 19:57:32
In Reply to: Re: Richard Tunks(Tonks) 1707-Bitterly, Shrop, Eng by Dave Tunks of 84

Believe I met you at the cemetery on Sunday...
Settled July 20th l816
Lot W1/2 lot 40
Concession 1 broken front
100 acres
Westminister Township
Confirmed by an order of Council July 16 1816


Article from the London Free Press, Mar 9, l870 p.3, c.3.

Brick Street-Springbank an old Veteran
There lives in the township of Westminster an old pensioner named Richard Tunks, aged ninety-two years, Conc. 1 lot 40 N/Pt. Who notwithstanding his great age, and the many trial of physical endurance in his early life is hale and hearty. He served in the peninsular war and wears the medal and clasps won on the fields of Orthes, Nivells, Pyrennees, Vittoria and Vimiera. Hew was in hospital at Lisbon during the advance and retreat of Sir John Moore. He also took part in the engagements of Oporto, Talavera, Paupaluna, etc. He received his discharge just after the Battle of Lundy’s Lane on the 25th of February 1815, nearly four months before the battle of Waterloo, and has received his pension ever since. His faculties are still fresh and buoyant, and, like Jasper, he loves to talk of the deeds of heroism and bloodshed of which he was a witness.


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