Does anyone have any information about him besides that contained in the Waterloo Roll Call and Barrett’s History of the XIII Hussars? He took over leadership of the Regiment at midday on 18th June 1815 following the wounding of Shapland Boyse.
I am particularly interested in his role in the battle and his family antecedents
Lt Col. Brooks Lawrence 13 Light Dragoons (Tipperary) - RootsChat.Com
The Project Gutenberg eBook of Historical Record of the Thirteenth Regiment of Light Dragoons, by Richard Cannon.
Presumably he is also related to George Brooks Lawrence https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C8689912
Largely a tale of what we don’t know, unfortunately. Not in Mullen for an MGS. Not in Hall for any wounds in Peninsular. Bare entry in Reid’s Wellington’s Officer’s but adds nothing. No entry in Wellington’s Men Remembered. Dalton (not always the most reliable) mentions 3 other family members in the Regt in 1815. The Waterloo Medal Roll only mentions a Pte David Lawrence.
Brook Lawrence was promoted Cornet and Adjutant from Quartermaster 24 February 1797. Apparently after 16 years service in the regiment.
This suggests that he may have been a Quartermaster Sergeant? And so it may be difficult to trace his family. He died Brompton, Middlesex 11 August 1823.
He retired by sale of his commission 8 December 1818.