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Soldier 29th Regt
« on: Tuesday 13 February 18 00:51 GMT (UK) »
Hello
My gg grandfather was a soldier but the only clues I have are:

from his wedding certificate his occupation is “Soldier 29th Regt”
He was married in Glasgow in 1863 age 31
He was born in Ireland, possibly Dublin

I would like to find out more about his regiment, what was it’s name and possibly identify where he may have served.
Thank you
O’Neil
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Kane
Mcguire

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Re: Soldier 29th Regt
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 13 February 18 01:22 GMT (UK) »
The 29th became the Worcester Regiment. (see Wikipedia entry for background information ).
I can't help with the Regiment's postings but there are others on here who will no doubt be able to help.

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Re: Soldier 29th Regt
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 13 February 18 01:40 GMT (UK) »
Thank you MaecW.

I wonder why an Irishman would join the Worcester Regiment and not a regiment in Ireland?
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Re: Soldier 29th Regt
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 13 February 18 10:44 GMT (UK) »
Then being  part of the UK it was not unusual for an Irish man to be in an English Regiment.

Findmypast  have records for Cpl. Patrick O’Niell service number 3388, in the 29th. Foot, born St. Luke's, Dublin 1827. He was discharged at Curragh Camp in 1863, intend place of residence Glasgow.

He served nearly 11 years in the East Indies and was awarded the India Mutiny Medal.
CHOULES All ,  COKER Harwich Essex & Rochester Kent 
COLE Gt. Oakley, & Lt. Oakley, Essex.
DUNCAN Kent
EVERITT Colchester,  Dovercourt & Harwich Essex
GULLIVER/GULLOFER Fifehead Magdalen Dorset
HORSCROFT Kent.
KING Sturminster Newton, Dorset. MONK Odiham Ham.
SCOTT Wrabness, Essex
WILKINS Stour Provost, Dorset.
WICKHAM All in North Essex.
WICKHAM Medway Towns, Kent from 1880
WICKHAM, Ipswich, Suffolk.

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Re: Soldier 29th Regt
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 13 February 18 14:06 GMT (UK) »
He originally attested for the 10th Regiment in Liverpool in January 1848 and transferred to the 29th Regiment in April 1852.

Generally army regiments did not have regional affiliations in those days. In January 1848 the bulk of both the 10th and 29th regiments were deployed in India, with depot companies based in Chatham.
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Re: Soldier 29th Regt
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 13 February 18 20:44 GMT (UK) »
Thank you Jabber and Shaun.

This is an excellent forum to be a part of, I really appreciate you taking the time to check out my queries.

Ebbie ;D
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Re: Soldier 29th Regt
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 13 February 18 21:08 GMT (UK) »
Happy to have helped.

I have only just noticed you are new to Rootschat, I am sorry I should have welcomed you to the site in my first response, you will find plenty of people willing to help you here.

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CHOULES All ,  COKER Harwich Essex & Rochester Kent 
COLE Gt. Oakley, & Lt. Oakley, Essex.
DUNCAN Kent
EVERITT Colchester,  Dovercourt & Harwich Essex
GULLIVER/GULLOFER Fifehead Magdalen Dorset
HORSCROFT Kent.
KING Sturminster Newton, Dorset. MONK Odiham Ham.
SCOTT Wrabness, Essex
WILKINS Stour Provost, Dorset.
WICKHAM All in North Essex.
WICKHAM Medway Towns, Kent from 1880
WICKHAM, Ipswich, Suffolk.