I found a couple of pages on these blokes who had very long careers and fought battles into their 80's and 90's. William Hiseland - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia First battle- Battle of Edgehill on 23 October 1642 Last battle- Battle of Malplaquet on 11 September 1709 aged 98! At the Battle of Malplaquet Hiseland served with the Royal Scots, and the regiment claimed the distinction of having both the oldest and the youngest men on the field, as a Private McBain carried his three-week-old baby son throughout the battle in a knapsack. Jean Thurel - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Years of service- 17 September 1716 10 March 1807 (90 years, 6 months) Thurel was severely wounded in battle on two occasions. In 1733, during the siege of Kehl, he was shot in the chest with a musket. At the battle of Minden in 1759, he received seven sword slashes, including six to the head. When his regiment was ordered to march to the coast to embark on ships of the French Navy, he was given the opportunity to travel in a carriage due to his advanced age. The 88-year-old Thurel refused the offer and marched the entire distance on foot, stating that he had never before traveled by carriage and had no intention of doing so at that time. Does anyone know about other long serving and 90 year old soldiers in battle?