Wheatley Terrace Road, DA8

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After the Wheatley family, Lords of the Manor of Erith in 18th and 19th centuries. The Wheatleys were a military family. General Sir William Wheatley, of the 1st Foot Guards, fought alongside Wellington in the Peninsular Wars that ran from AD1807 – AD1814 against Napoleon’s armies He died of typhoid fever on September 1, 1812 and was buried near Madrid. There a memorial was erected at the request of Wellington.

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