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Armed Forces / Re: New Windsor Infantry Barracks And Hospital
« on: Friday 08 October 21 15:18 BST (UK)  »
ShaunJ

His name was Samuel Wakeford, born 1854 in Sussex, joined up in 1871 in Little Warley Essex, Scots Fusilier Guards, S. No. 2574. In 1879 possibly in London, in 1883 definitely in Windsor. Wife was Constance Wakeford nee Brant. One of his daughters was born in Windsor barracks in 1883. In 1883 described as being in 1st Btn. Scots Guards. Described as being a retired Postman in the 1901 census. I found his wife in the 1881 census and living with her father and Samuel described as being in Windsor.

So I'm missing details for between 1871 and when he left the Army and joined the Post Office. My wife's aunt still has his foot locker although the details have been polished out (barely legible). I'm ordering birth certificates for his children to get details of where he was in 1879, 1881, 1885, 1888, 1889 and 1893

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Armed Forces / Re: New Windsor Infantry Barracks And Hospital
« on: Friday 08 October 21 14:27 BST (UK)  »
One of my wife's ancestors was described as being a Color Sergeant at the Barracks. However I can find no trace of him in the census records for 1881 or 1891. In between those years he seems to be missing with no trace anywhere.
 
His wife was allegedly employed in the castle. Again records for her are equally lacking for 1891.

Any idea of where I can start looking?

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