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Offline Crawfordburgess

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1st Foot Deserter in 1838
« on: Wednesday 21 February 18 05:19 GMT (UK) »
Can anyone give advice on where more information can be found on my army deserter?
I am seeking information about Robert Crawford who appears on the Army Deserters list in 1838.
The record states he was born in 1813 at Haddington, East Lothian, Scotland although I can find no record of this birth.  He deserted from the 1st Battalion, 1st Foot on 27th October, 1838.
I found a reference that the battalion was stationed in Edinburgh in June, 1838 (Caledonian Mercury, page4).
Where can I go with this?  Is it a dead end?
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: 1st Foot Deserter in 1838
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 21 February 18 23:07 GMT (UK) »
Thanks.   I've found a reference to a court martial.