Soldiers Biographies

Colonel Alexander Halkett

Born: Circa 1776 in Dunfermline, Scotland Died: 24 August 1851 in Edinburgh, Scotland I am Colonel Alexander Halkett. I had served in the army for many years before taking command of New Brunswick’s 104th Regiment of Foot on 3 May 1810. When the orders came for my men to march to Kingston, Upper Canada (Ontario) …

Corporal John Hargrove

Born: 1760 in the Parish of Derry, New Brunswick  Died: Between 1816 and 1825, probably in New Brunswick I am Corporal John Hargrove. I was born in New Brunswick and learned my trade as a mason (stone worker) before enlisting as a Private in the New Brunswick Regiment of Fencible Infantry on 13 January 1804. …

Corporal Timothy Woodward

Born: 1783 in Nova Scotia Died: 29 May 1813 at Sackets Harbor, New York I am Corporal Timothy Woodward. My mother was Elizabeth Woodward who was known as “Mammy Hopkins”. She was aboard the Loyalist ship Martha when it was wrecked on Seal Island near Yarmouth, Nova Scotia on about 21 September 1783. There was …

Elizabeth “Mammy” Hopkins

Born: Elizabeth Baird in 1741 at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Died: After 1817 in New Brunswick My name is Elizabeth Hopkins, but you can call me “Mammy Hopkins” as the soldiers in New Brunswick’s 104th Regiment of Foot did. I have led quite an adventurous life! I was first married at the age of thirteen to Sergeant …

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