(1787 – 1855)
William Affleck was the most decorated Afro-Caribbean soldier in the Napoleonic British Army, receiving both the Waterloo Medal and the Military General Service Medal
(1793-18140), with four clasps for Sahagun & Benavente, (one shared clasp), Vittoria, Orthes and Toulouse, (making him one of the 10th most decorated enlisted veterans of the Napoleonic Wars 1800-1815). Affleck spoke out against flogging in the military.
1851 Census: 30 March 1851. William Affleck (Head of household). Status – Married. Age: 62 years, Occupation – Chelsea Pensioner (Barber).
Place of Birth: West Indies (British subject).
Wife: Ann Affleck
Status: Married. Age: 45 years, Occupation – Dressmaker.
Death Certificate: Registration District: St. George Hanover Square.
Sub district: Belgrave – In the County of Middlesex. No: 395.
When & where died: Seventh May 1855. St. George Hospital.
Name & Surname: William Affleck.
Age: 68 years
Place of Birth: Coloured native of St. Kitts, WI.
Occupation: A Barber at St. Georges Hospital (Chelsea Pensioner 10th Hussars).
Cause of death: Senile Gangrene.
Signature, description & residence of informant: Ann Affleck. Present at the death.
Address: 36 Gore Lane, Kensington Gore.
When registered: Ninth May 1855. Registrar: William Price Jordan.