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Offline lucymags

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Duke of Wellington's (West Riding) Regiment, esp. 1890s
« on: Monday 13 November 17 10:39 GMT (UK) »
I think that I have probably exhausted most if not all online sources of information (including a couple of ebooks available in full) about this regiment by now, but thought I'd post here in case anyone had any further suggestions.

My particular interest is a man who served in the "Matabele Campaigns", at least the First Matabele War 1893-4 (under a complicated arrangement where they actually fought under the banner of the Bechuanaland Border Police, funded by the British South Africa Company). I even managed to find a couple of collections of old service records available online at the UK Archives, but couldn't spot my ancestor amongst them. I know that there is a way to request full service records from the MOD, but I'm a little reluctant to spend 30 at this stage, especially as there's no guarantee that it will give me any more than I already know. So any other suggestions would be welcome.

For anyone else who is interested, this site http://www.dwr.org.uk/ provides quite a bit of information of interest, as well as further sources (which led me to the two books available online).

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Re: Duke of Wellington's (West Riding) Regiment, esp. 1890s
« Reply #1 on: Monday 13 November 17 16:25 GMT (UK) »
Doesn't answer the question but no need to punt 30 - MOD only hold records until they are opened for public access at the National Archives and the period you are interested comes before that time.

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Re: Duke of Wellington's (West Riding) Regiment, esp. 1890s
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 14 November 17 00:46 GMT (UK) »
Doesn't answer the question but no need to punt 30 - MOD only hold records until they are opened for public access at the National Archives and the period you are interested comes before that time.

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Ah, thanks for that, Max, useful to know. Nothing turns up in the National Archives indexes under his name (or in the documents I trawled through), so I assume that's a dead end. I'll email the DWR Association, as they do have some records (for which they also charge a fee), but I suspect that theirs don't go so far back either.