ADVENTURES WITH THE CONNAUGHT RANGERS 1809-1814

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I never witnessed a more gallant charge than that made just now by your regiment.’ This commendation from the Duke of Wellington after the 88th regiment cleared the heights at Busaco marked William Grattan’s first engagement in the Peninsular War.The second found him commanding the leading company in the attack on Fuentes d’Onoro.In the years 1809 to 1814, the first battalion of the Connaught Rangers were to lose 49 out of 103 officers killed or wounded and gain eleven battle honours whilst earning their nickname, ‘The Devil’s Own’.