THE MILITARY ADVENTURES OF PRIVATE SAMUEL WRAY 61ST FOOT 1796-1815
32pp., 8 colour plates, P.B.. 2009.
With the 61st regiment Wray saw service in the Cape Colony, Egypt, Malta, Sicily (where he took part in the Maida campaign) and Gibraltar, before finally joining Wellington’s army in Spain. The 61st were one of the unsung heroes of the Peninsular campaign, serving there from the Battle of Talavera throughout until the Battle of Toulouse. The regiment was particularly distinguished at the Battle of Salamanca where they helped seal the victory by destroying Clausel’s counter attack but at a heavy cost and Wray was one of the wounded here.