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Thomas Wildman

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Colonel Thomas Wildman (1787 – 1859) was a British Army officer during the Napoleonic Wars, a draftsman, and landowner. Life He was the eldest son of Thomas Wildman of Bacton Hall, Suffolk, by Sarah, daughter of Henry Hardinge, of Durham. A nephew of the political reformer John Horne Tooke and friend of Lord Byron at Harrow, Wildman purchased a cornetcy in the 7th Light Dragoons in 1808 and later the same year he was promoted lieutenant without purchase. At the Battle of Waterloo, he was an extra aide-de-camp to Lord Uxbridge. His letter after the battle described Uxbridge's wounding at the end of the battle (grapeshot to the knee) and the subsequent amputation. Wildman himself was slightly wounded in the battle. In 1816, he purchased a majority in the 2nd West India Regiment, and later transferred to the 9th Light Dragoons. In 1828, he became captain of the Mansfield Troop of the Nottinghamshire Yeomanry and a few months later became major-commandant of the Sherwood
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