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Offline Greaves

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John DANIELS
« on: Wednesday 11 January 17 16:34 GMT (UK) »
I would welcome any help in tracking down some information on John DANIEL(S). All I know is that he was a gunner in 4 co 6 Rgt Artillery Bengal. His number was 285. He was discharged aged 39 in 1855 after serving 17 yrs 2 mths.

P.S. Not sure whether this is the best board, so will also try the India board.

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Re: John DANIELS
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 11 January 17 17:22 GMT (UK) »
That suggests he was in an East India Company unit - not British Army. So the records will be in the India Office Collection at the British Library.
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Re: John DANIELS
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 11 January 17 19:25 GMT (UK) »
Are you looking for info re: his military history or details of his whereabouts etc after his discharge?

Where was he born?
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Re: John DANIELS
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 11 January 17 20:07 GMT (UK) »
More his military record, as I think I know what happens after his discharge. This assumes that his military record confirms that he is indeed my John Daniel(s). He was born in Winchmorehill/Edmonton, Middx in 1815. If it helps, his parents were William Daniels and Rebecca Hobbs.