Does anyone have information on what criterion was applied by the Lloyd's Patriotic Fund when determining whether or not to make a payment to a disabled soldier? I note that only six discharged soldiers of the 2/66th, who had been wounded at Albuera, had received a payment by mid 1815. Many more than that had been discharged as a result of wounds sustained there. Did only six apply, or were very stringent tests applied?
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I do not have that level of detail about the fate of the 66th during the charge of the Vistula Legion lancers.
Thank you for that additional information
The National Army Museum. Difficult to access at the moment of course, but a helpful archivist found the entry that I was looking for. A single page of the log covers the entries for the 66th (presumably all relating to the 2nd battalion) from Apr 1810 to Mar 1815, and includes only 27 names. Twelve relate to Talavera with the balance relating to a variety of actions.
I am wondering why one person would apply and another wouldn't, and by what criteria they were assessed by the Fund.
It's a pleasure to make your aquaintance Mr Dempsey, for your splendid book is my primary source for the events surrounding the final moments of the military career of the fellow in question.
Where did you find information about the recipients of Patriotic Fund payments?