On discharge to pension in 1819 a Private Hudd of 1/52nd Foot was noted as having been 'wounded.... at Sara in 1813'. I can find no Sara in Spain, but there is the village of Sare which featured in the battle of the Nivelle in November 1813. The Light Division was certainly near to Sare at the battle, but my reading of Oman places them rather to the West of that position on the day. If the wound was sustained there, would not 'wounded at Nivelle' be a more likely annotation?
Can anyone place 'Sara' as a likely spot for this wounding, or is Sare the best option after all?
Thanks in anticipation.
I've just been informed that a 'like' implies that someone else would like to know the answer to my question as well (sorry, being a bit of a Luddite I'm not familiar with these conventions!).
My subsequent research has answered my own question:
I have discovered the discharge papers for another private of the 52nd where the date and place of wounding is more explicit than that entered on Pte Hudd's entry. It reads "gun shot wound....at Sarra 10th Nov 1813". I have also read the entries for two others who served in the 4th Division who have the same detail for place and date. I deduce that this can only be the Sare at Nivelle and that the Light Division and the 4th perhaps shared it as a boundary of their respective operations on the day.
What a voyage of discovery!