August 1931

British Marine Recruiting Poster 1776-1783

Volume 16, Issue 2

During the American War of Independence, the following advertisement appeared in the Ipswich Journal of 26th February, 1780. This newspaper, now defunct, had a wide circulation in Suffolk and Essex.


For the First Division of Marines.

Twenty Recruits are wanted immediately to

complete the 31st Company,

Commanded by Captain Shairp.

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