1775 -
  21 Aug 1848

Policeman trucheon
Policeman's Truncheon
Photograph by the courtesy Manchester Central Library
George Guy Carlton L'Estrange  CB

Born in Ireland in 1775, went to school at Rugby, Guy entered the Army, to begin a career in the service on the 24th Nov 1798 at the age of 23 as a Lieutenant with the 6th Foot Regiment.  He quickly rose through the ranks, Captain in 1802, Major in 1808 and Lieutenant Colonel in 1812 and transferred to the 31st Foot in 1815.

Guy served gallantly in Spain and Portugal in the Peninsula war, he fought at the Battle of Albuhera for which he received the 'Companion of Bath (CB)'

He was the Deputy Adjutant-General for the 31st Foot in Mauritius

He retired to Yorkshire.

Guy married Sarah Rawson on the 5th June 1817 at St Mary's Church, Deane, Lancashire

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