Here is some info about a distant relative of mine, and I have assumed that his mother was a Duggan. I wrote a letter to London years ago to try to find info, but to no avail. I may have some more information on his unit, and their involvement in the War in the Peninsula.
Henry Duggan Wood, the father of Rose Hannah Wood, was born about 1790 in County Meath and apprenticed to a shoe maker where he worked for 7 years before running away and enlisting as Henry Duggan, which was the name on his discharge papers. He received a silver medal for fighting at Badajoz (4/6/1812), Salamanca, (7/22/1812), and Barcelona (?).He fought with Wellington and was wounded at Quatre Bras (6/16 or17, 1815) just prior to the Battle of Waterloo. Only about a third of Wellington’s troops were British, many troops having disbanded at the end of the War in the Peninsula in 1814.
His home was in the W ½, W ½ of lot 7, Concession 6, Metcalfe Twp., Middlesex, County, Ontario, Canada.
From my Grandmother, who got the story from her mother, Mary Ellen McMahon:
“Henry Duggan Wood received a silver medal with 3 bars and the name of 3 battles on it. Salmonica (sp), Barsalona(sp) and Badagoe(sp). He was to have been in Waterloo but was sent to Quatre Brasse (sp), three days before to keep Napoleon from crossing the stream and was wounded so they sent him to England an gave him his discharge, with honor. He carried a bullet in his leg to the day he died.”