Major John Blackburn Hart

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The remains of Walter Burke at Wouldham Church may be the most well known, but in the centre aisle, forming part of the floor, you can find the grave of Major John Blackburn Hart, who was part of the 95th Regiment ("The Rifles").

The 95th Regiment was the first to carry rifles rather than muskets.

Major Hart's tombstone lists the many battles during the Peninsular War in which he was involved in.

The Peninsular War (1807-1814) took place between France and the allies of Spain, UK and Portugal and was based around the Iberian Peninsula. The war continued until the Sixth Coalition defeated Napoleon in 1814.


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