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The Resource "Our young soldier": : Lieutenant Francis Simcoe, 6 June 1791-6 April 1812, Mary Beacock Fryer

"Our young soldier": : Lieutenant Francis Simcoe, 6 June 1791-6 April 1812, Mary Beacock Fryer

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"Our young soldier": : Lieutenant Francis Simcoe, 6 June 1791-6 April 1812
Title
"Our young soldier":
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Lieutenant Francis Simcoe, 6 June 1791-6 April 1812
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Mary Beacock Fryer
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eng
Summary
Francis Simcoe was the eldest son of John Graves Simcoe and Elizabeth Gwillim. his father is celebrated as the first lieutenant governor of Upper Canada; his mother for her Canadian diary and watercolour sketches. Francis was one year old when his family arrived at Newark (Niagara-on-the-Lake) in 1792, and almost six when they returned to England. Letters written by his mother, sisters, and himself reveal his childhood at Eton. At sixteen, he was an ensign in the 27th Inniskilling Regiment. From the beginning of his military career, he kept journals and wrote many letters preserved by the family. His service began in Ireland and ended under Wellington - he died leading a storming party in the Trinidad breach at Badajoz, Spain, a thoroughly bloody, costly battle in the Peninsular war. The army had lost a talented young officer. As a warrior, Francis possessed the qualities that had carried his father from ensign to lieutenant general. Letters and journals disclose a soldier who was also an intelligent, loving human being. Of special interest are Francis' associates who spent time in Canada - the Duek of Richmond, Edward Littlehales, James Kempt, and Julia Somerville (more than a friend?) who became Mrs. Francis Bond Head four years after young Simcoe's death
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Fryer, Mary Beacock
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971.03/2/092
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non fiction
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  • Simcoe, Francis Gwillim
  • Soldiers
  • Canada
  • Great Britain
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adult
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"Our young soldier": : Lieutenant Francis Simcoe, 6 June 1791-6 April 1812, Mary Beacock Fryer
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier.
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multicolored
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text
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txt
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rdacontent.
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MWT11826506
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1 online resource.
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  • online
  • electronic
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9781459714595
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computer
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rdamedia.
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c
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MWT11826506
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remote
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11826506
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
"Our young soldier": : Lieutenant Francis Simcoe, 6 June 1791-6 April 1812, Mary Beacock Fryer
Link
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT11826506
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781459714595
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11826506
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11826506
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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