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Re: Thomas Kelly - India
« Reply #27 on: Sunday 20 May 12 23:40 BST (UK) »
I wouldn't rule out that 1875 baptism in Morar, Bombay at this stage. He may have lied to the army about his age in 1891, as he did later in life.
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Re: Thomas Kelly - India
« Reply #28 on: Monday 21 May 12 17:15 BST (UK) »
Well, well I never knew this stuff was online:

He was born 24 March 1875

Father's regiment was 54th

Expelled from the school on 8 March 1889.

http://www.rma-searcher.co.uk/Dublin/Tester/RMA_RHMS/RHMSPDF/Name%20index/KANE.pdf

So this is the correct baptism - you might be able to get more information on it from the British Library's India Office section
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FG3P-QL9


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Re: Thomas Kelly - India
« Reply #29 on: Monday 21 May 12 17:20 BST (UK) »
N.481 Private  Michael Kelly, 54th Foot, discharged at Meerut 1880, aged 40. Served more than 16 years in the East Indies.

Born St Michael, Dublin circa April 1840
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Re: Thomas Kelly - India
« Reply #30 on: Monday 21 May 12 17:38 BST (UK) »
It might be an idea to check out the other Kellys at the school whose father was in 54th regiment - there may be siblings
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Re: Thomas Kelly - India
« Reply #31 on: Monday 21 May 12 21:13 BST (UK) »
Wow Shaun,

Great stuff I can't believe a couple of days ago I knew nothing about my great grandfather and now look how much information I have on him all thanks to you.

I'm thrilled  ;D
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Re: Thomas Kelly - India
« Reply #32 on: Monday 21 May 12 21:32 BST (UK) »
Well, well I never knew this stuff was online:

He was born 24 March 1875

Father's regiment was 54th

Expelled from the school on 8 March 1889.

http://www.rma-searcher.co.uk/Dublin/Tester/RMA_RHMS/RHMSPDF/Name%20index/KANE.pdf

So this is the correct baptism - you might be able to get more information on it from the British Library's India Office section
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FG3P-QL9




Hi Shaun,

So are we sure that this is him and he just lied about his age throughout the other records?

Jess
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Re: Thomas Kelly - India
« Reply #33 on: Monday 21 May 12 22:07 BST (UK) »
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So are we sure that this is him and he just lied about his age throughout the other records?

Yes - no doubt about it.

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Re: Thomas Kelly - India
« Reply #34 on: Wednesday 23 May 12 08:53 BST (UK) »
Thomas Kellys's birth was registered with the army so you should be able to order a birth certificate. Here are the details from the army births and baptisms index:

Place:  Gwalior

1875

54th

Volume 1098

Page 50
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Re: Thomas Kelly - India
« Reply #35 on: Wednesday 23 May 12 21:43 BST (UK) »
Thanks Shaun,

Where do I order it from do you know?  I googled it but there are a few options coming up, also do I write to Kews for the military records?

Thanks,
Jess
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