THE PENINSULAR AND WATERLOO JOURNALS OF LIEUTENANT WILLIAM INGILBY, ROYAL HORSE ARTILLERY, 1810-15
108pp., 4 illus., P.B. 2014.
Ingilby joined the Royal Artillery as a 2nd Lieutenant on 1 April 1809. In July 1810 he was posted into Captain R Lawson’s Company then in Portugal. He served at the actions of Busaco, Miranda do Corvo, Foz d’Arouce, Sabugal, Fuentes d’Onoro, Ciudad Rodrigo, the Siege of the Salamanca forts, where he was wounded, (nearly losing his head), Salamanca, Burgos, Canizal, Llerena and Cabecon, before leaving the peninsula in January 1813, having gained promotion to 1st Lieutenant. He joined Mercer’s G Troop Royal Horse Artillery with whom he was called to Belgium in 1815. He remained with them until just before the Battle of Waterloo when he was transferred to Gardiner’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery, with which he fought at the battle.