The above enlisted age 20 in 1831 in what was described as the First Foot and served 16 years, ending up in the Grenadier Guards. He spent 4.5 years in Canada somewhere along the line (no dates in records) and was discharged in 1847 from the Chelsea Pensioners Hospital. According to the medical record he was discharged due to paralysis, after a fever which left him without the use of his limbs, and bedridden for 13 months. A comment from the doctor is that this was probably hereditary and he had a predisposition - sounds as though they werent taking responsibility! He may not have been much of a soldier as he as only a Private after 16 years and had only 1 good conduct mark.
After discharge he returned back to his home in Norfolk and died in 1849 in Docking Union Poorhouse.
Can anyone suggest where he may have been during his 4.5 years in Canada, and what may have caused the fever and paralyis? It was the fact that he died at a fairly young age in the Poorhouse that made me research him (he is brother to my 2 great grandmother).
Thanks in anticipation