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Title: Louis Leadbeater
Post by: wilcoxon on Sunday 09 August 20 12:18 BST (UK)
 Louis Leadbeater was born in Wrexham in 1854. I believe he may have been in the army for a short time.  Father was Thomas .
Can anyone help confirm this please.

 
Title: Re: Louis Leadbeater
Post by: MaxD on Sunday 09 August 20 12:29 BST (UK)
Fold 3 has a record for a Lewis Leadbeater born Wrexham about 1853 to discharge in 1875 2nd battalion 23 rd Foot.  Fold3 requires an additional sub which I don't have. Findmypast has the entry in the Chelsea discharge register but there are no parental or other identifying details, 71 days service, discharged sick.

MaxD
Title: Re: Louis Leadbeater
Post by: ShaunJ on Sunday 09 August 20 12:46 BST (UK)
Army papers on FindMyPast (transcribed as Leadbeaker): https://search.findmypast.co.uk/record?id=GBM%2FWO97%2F2020%2F214%2F001&parentid=GBM%2FWO97%2F2020%2F441435
Title: Re: Louis Leadbeater
Post by: wilcoxon on Sunday 09 August 20 13:14 BST (UK)
Thanks both.
Title: Re: Louis Leadbeater
Post by: wilcoxon on Sunday 09 August 20 18:22 BST (UK)
Army papers on FindMyPast (transcribed as Leadbeaker): https://search.findmypast.co.uk/record?id=GBM%2FWO97%2F2020%2F214%2F001&parentid=GBM%2FWO97%2F2020%2F441435

I don` t use FindMyPast , I`m on Anc.
 
My Louis had   a problem with drink and he appears in the papers on  countless occasions,  but there is a gap between these dates. Do they tie up with his discharge dates. 
 3rd April 1875, 12th August 1876.
 I`m guessing he was in the RWF.
Title: Re: Louis Leadbeater
Post by: MaxD on Sunday 09 August 20 19:31 BST (UK)
The man on the register and the record cited by ShaunJ was essentially kicked out for being unfit for service and his record notes him being addicted to drink.  23rd Foot was the fore-runner of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers.  The dates you give don't marry up exactly with the record which runs from enlistment at Aldershot 6 Sep 1875 to 19 Oct 1875 with final date 16 Nov 1875.  He states he is a plumber and glazier.

MaxD
Title: Re: Louis Leadbeater
Post by: wilcoxon on Sunday 09 August 20 19:48 BST (UK)
https://newspapers.library.wales/view/3854292/3854299/25/
Left hand column.
It him. A sad end, he was admitted to the Asylum in 1877 and died there in 1883.
His parents brought him home to be buried with younger siblings,  his father was buried with them in 1884.
After all he had done they still loved him.

Thanks.
Title: Re: Louis Leadbeater
Post by: ShaunJ on Sunday 09 August 20 20:01 BST (UK)
He was judged unfit for army service because he was epileptic.
Title: Re: Louis Leadbeater
Post by: wilcoxon on Sunday 09 August 20 20:18 BST (UK)
https://newspapers.library.wales/view/3854303/3854307/12/

5th column.

Prior to this he had been up in the courts on many occasions for drink related offences.  Poor lad, he was a troubled soul.