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Foreign nationals at the Battle of Trafalgar

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The popular image of the navy in Nelson's time, is of ships manned solely by 'British Tars'. In fact the crews of the ships that fought at Trafalgar included sailors from America, Ireland, Prussia, Sweden, the West Indies, Africa, and even France and Spain, (against whom the British were fighting). On Nelson's ship HMS Victory there were twenty-two non-British nationalities. In total over 18,000 sailors and marines fought on the British side. Our picture of the painting of the death of Nelson by Daniel Maclise, includes a black sailor, second from the left.

Credit for this entry to: Alan Patient of www.plaquesoflondon.co.uk

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Foreign nationals at the Battle of Trafalgar

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42nd Royal Highlanders

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1 memorial
H. C. E. Freeman

H. C. E. Freeman

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1 memorial
Ernest George Neighbour

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1 memorial
E. Sears

E. Sears

Co-partner or employee of the South Suburban Gas Company. Served but did not die in WW1.

Person, Armed Forces

War served, WW1
1 memorial
J. A. Maslin

J. A. Maslin

Co-partner or employee of the South Suburban Gas Company. Served but did not die in WW1.

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War served, WW1
1 memorial