John Davies, otherwise known as Jac Parcyrhos, was a farm servant who found himself, after drinking in a local Teifi side tavern (Cwmann), joining up and being taken off to the Peninsular wars. His army service (written later by a family member in Welsh) is described as being part of the Roamers, which I think may have been something to do wih the gathering of intelligence or observing the enemy at a distance. I have tracked down what I think is his pension record, but I am very interested in finding out what he would have been doing during his army days. The brief notes say that he arrived at the battle of Waterloo the day after the battle, and he describes the piles of dead he saw. Then it is claimed he went elsewhere in France, but came back to Carmarthenshire and had the good fortune to lease a smallholding from a General who had land holdings in Llanwenog/Llanwnnen... this could not have been Picton as he died on the Waterloo battle field. If anyone can help with any ideas I would be grateful. According to the welsh text no other Pencarreg/Llanwenog soldier is known to have fought in any similar places... but this is not necessarily true. He died at home, having sired 10 children !