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WO400 series - what information does it hold?
« on: Friday 05 January 18 17:56 GMT (UK) »
From another rootschat thread, all the evidence points to a direct ancestor, William Trowsdale ca 1785 - 1844, having been in the 2nd Life Guards from 1804 to 1814
http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=784494.0

From the National Archives website:
Reference:   WO 400
Title:   Soldiers' Documents: The Household Cavalry
Description:   
This series contains surviving records of service for non-commissioned officers and other ranks who served in the Life Guards, the Royal Horse Guards and the Household Battalion, and whose Army service concluded in these regiments. In accordance with normal Army administrative practice of the time, the transfer of a man to another regiment meant the transfer also of his Army service record. Therefore this series does not generally contain records of service for men who served in the above regiments but who subsequently served in other regiments of the British Army.
Date:   1799-1920
Arrangement:   
The records are arranged in eight sub-series, as follows:
1st Life Guards, Series 1, 1801-1856;
1st Life Guards, Series 2, 1859-1920;
2nd Life Guards, Series 1, 1799-1856;
2nd Life Guards, Series 2, 1856-1919;
Royal Horse Guards, Series 1, 1805-1856;
Royal Horse Guards, Series 2, 1856-1886;
Royal Horse Guards, Series 3, 1886-1919;
Household Battalion, 1916-1919.


Has anyone consulted this series of records? How complete are they? Are they worth a trip to London from Yorkshire  ::)

Thanks for any help, Josey
Seeking: baptism Philip Murray 1813 nr Chatham Kent, death Ralph James Dunn b 1808 1861 - 1868 in Newington 1861
IRE: Kik DRAY[EA], PURCELL, WHITE: Mea LYNCH: Tip MURRAY, SHEEDY: Wem ALLEN, ENGLISHBY; Dub PENROSE: Lim DUNN[E], FRAWLEY, WILLIAMS.
87th Regiment RIF: MURRAY
ENG; Marylebone HAYTER, TROU[W]SDALE, Con HAMPTON, TREMELLING Wry CLEGG, HOLLAND, HORSEFIELD Coventry McGINTY
CAN; Nova Scotia [Halifax, Pictou]: HOLLAND, WHITE, WILLIAMSON

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