1843 Montreal (OC 12) to Company Sgt Richard Lynch, #7 Co, 1st BN Royal Artillery, Woolwich, GB, originally rated 1s/2d Stg due, corrected to “P1” in red indicating 1d rate TO A SOLDIER. London (OC 30 1843). Long letter from brother implores soldier to act decently and don’t let his poor choices impact his future etc.
The 7th Company, 1st Battalion also served in Lower Canada, and was formed with Coldstream Guards and volunteer forces to form the “Queen’s Volunteers”, serving from 1839 until 1842 when they returned to England. British military records show a Company Sergent Richard Lynch serving in the Coldstream Guards, who based on his connection with this letter, likely served in Canada and returned to England with the unit in 1842.