21eme Regiment de Ligne
  Trevor Thorpe

Trevor Thorpe

To the members of 21eme de ligne

I write to you to announce the sad news of the death of Trevor Thorpe.
Trevor was a member of this regiment for over 20 years and he died peacefully in the early hours of sunday morning (3 June) at his home in South Cave after a protracted illness.

Trevor in Switzerland

Trevor had joined this regiment to keep his son Andrew company all those years ago. He stayed long after Andrew departed and has climbed his way through the ranks becoming a corporal and the treasurer, the posts which he kept succesfully until his retirement 4 years ago.


I was privileged to have known Trevor, Christine and Andrew for all these years and shared many 21eme trips abroad, or as he called them "adventures"' together. I shall always remember our long chats lubricated by a glass or two of Claret in a candle-lit tent when the time seemed to have stood still and the reality became the early 19th century ambiance which we recreated.

Trevor has now moved on and perhaps we shall all meet on that horse drawn cart when our time comes (this is for the benefit of all those who read the "Seven men of Gascony")

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I wish to say goodbye to an old friend and comrade and thank him for the wonderful memories we shared together through our hobby.

Our thoughts are with Christine his wife, his children, and his grandchildren who have lost wonderfull father and grandfather.

C.D. Perko


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(Thanks to Erny van Wijk of the 85eme for the use of her photos Keith Redfern)
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Commanding Officer
Chris Perko
Algrave Hall
Hassock Lane North
Derbyshire DE75 7JB
The Adjutant
Chris Durkin
7 Lowcroft Crescent
Oldham OL9 9UU
Position of the Regiment
25th May
1790 Regiment Guyenne at Lyon
1792: Journal militaire:1st battalion arrived Besancon
1793 Landau, siege until 28th December.
1794 At Nice, General Kellerman formed a Polish battalion with men found in the 21eme demi-brigade, 9 companies of 3 officers and 70 men.
1796 Evening, Massena's division (21e) along left bank of the Ellero, from Mondovi to the Tanaro.
1798 Into garrison at Amiens, 2nd battalion at Nantes (formed March 1797), 3rd at Dunkirk
1799 Magnano, towards Brescia.
1800 Pas de Suse, and town of Suse.
1801 Battalion expeditionnaire formed on the Ile de Re, with 140 of the 21eme, 106 56th Line, 59 5th Light, 58 Colonial depot Ile de re, 28 legion Loire, 119 cannoniers 5th Foot artillery, on the frigate l'Africaine.
1803 Bruges Camp/Ostend, 3/4 battalions Flessigne until July 1804.
1804 3rd and 4th battalions to Cologne.
1805 Crossed the Danube at Pressberg, one battalion at Bruick, other in villages of Regelbrun, Arbestal, Collesbrunn, Willfersnauer, and Schadendorf, until 5th January 1806.
1806 Division Kreus Munster
1807 Division at the Hohenstein camp until 5th June.
1808 Juliers
1809 Division left Ebersdorf for Vienna
1810 Brunswick, until October.
1811 Stade
1812 Division Thorn
1813 Order to form 1st Corps, 1st division, 33rd Provisional demi-brigade (2/12, 2/21) forming near Erfurth, united into corps at Wittenberg.
1814 Bergen op Zoom
1815 Lille

1815 Between Quatre-Bras and Waterloo.
Waterloo 1985
Boulogne 1991 on the Video page.
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