THE LETTERS OF PRIVATE HENRY WILLIS 1ST REGIMENT OF LIFE GUARDS, 1807 – 14.

GLOVER (G.) Ed:

KT015

£7.50

40pp., P.B. 2016. Private Henry Willis joined the 1st Regiment of Life Guards in 1807 and served at the Battle of Vitoria without receiving an injury. Unfortunately a severe fall a few days later led to sepsis in his leg and his early death. This series of letters describe his short career but stop abruptly after his experiences at Vitoria. But the story does not end there however, for a very interesting and significant series of further letters are attached. These are quite unique, written by fellow privates in the Life Guards to his family back in England reporting his unfortunate death, his personal belongings and moneys owed to him.