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Re: Where is this ?
« Reply #9 on: Friday 10 August 18 12:39 BST (UK) »
By way of confirmation (this is from his army discharge papers):
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Re: Where is this ?
« Reply #10 on: Friday 10 August 18 14:02 BST (UK) »
Wilcoxon

Not sure how much you have got on this man (who isn't an officer by the way)   

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« Reply #11 on: Friday 10 August 18 14:09 BST (UK) »
He was a Port Sergeant (ranking as a Quartermaster Sergeant)
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« Reply #12 on: Friday 10 August 18 14:59 BST (UK) »
That was his job on the Garrison Staff on the excerpt from the document at the beginning.  I believe him to have been 843 Sergeant Thomas Bowman whose parent regiment for 21 years of his service was 23rd Foot (later Royal Welsh Fusiliers) but this may all be known to Wilcoxon so I was asking how much was known already.


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Re: Where is this ?
« Reply #13 on: Friday 10 August 18 15:37 BST (UK) »
 Thanks, sorry for the delay in getting back.
 I have him from his birth,  then in 1861 at Southern Barracks in Deal  and his marriage in 1862 at Deal.
Nothing then till 1881 in Wrexham barracks as canteen steward.
1891 he is  running a pub in the town, 1892 his wife dies and he married again, 1901 /1911 in Chester area and he died in 1912.
It`s only his Army records I didn`t have except for the pension details.

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« Reply #14 on: Friday 10 August 18 17:21 BST (UK) »
In 1871 he is a Colour Sergeant in barracks at Chatham.  His outline army career is on the right in the clip you posted. 6 months in the militia, 1 year 1 month in (something Corps - can't decipher it) 21 years in the 23rd Regiment of Foot (Royal Welsh Fusiliers) and lastly 1 yr 5 months on the staff of a garrison.  The time line shows the various deployments http://royalwelsh.org.uk/regiment/history-regiment-timeline.htm including Canada and the Ashanti expedition.

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« Reply #15 on: Friday 10 August 18 17:51 BST (UK) »
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1 year 1 month in (something Corps - can't decipher it)

L T Corps. He had former service in the Land Transport Corps - 1 year 51 days - which was allowed to reckon.

He rose to Colour Sergeant in 23rd Regiment and then transferred to the Staff of the Army  as a Port Sergeant in September 1876.
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Re: Where is this ?
« Reply #16 on: Friday 10 August 18 20:25 BST (UK) »
In 1871 he is a Colour Sergeant in barracks at Chatham. 
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is this from the 1871 census.  I `m struggling to find him.
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« Reply #17 on: Friday 10 August 18 22:10 BST (UK) »
No it is from the British Army Worldwide Index 1871 on FindMyPast in his case extracted from the Muster Roll of the 2nd Battalion 23rd Foot - National Archive document WP 12/4053.

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