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Title: Spain honours Somerset woman's 'unknown' relative
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A Grenadier Guard who fought for the Duke of Wellington is being honoured with a memorial in Spain. Lt Col John Scrope Colquitt of the Firs...

A Grenadier Guard who fought for the Duke of Wellington is being honoured with a memorial in Spain. Lt Col John Scrope Colquitt of the First Foot Guards died of fever after fighting Napoleon's troops during the Peninsular War, 200 years ago. Sam Westmacott, from Watchet, Somerset, found out she was a descendent when a local history group contacted her. She said it was "fantastic the Spanish people are honouring this relative of mine that I did not even know about". The 10,000 euro (£8,175) monument will be unveiled at Alcala de Guadaira, near Seville, at the site where Lt Col Colquitt was buried, later on Saturday. A member of the Grenadier Guards in full regimental uniform will sound the Last Post on the bugle.

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