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How do you find a soldier
« on: Monday 30 January 06 04:40 GMT (UK) »
I am looking for a James Rudd b 1837. On his marriage certificate it said his profession was a soldier. He came to Australia in 1857 from England, married in 1858. I am not sure whether he became a soldier in Australia or he was already a soldier when he was in England. Is there a way to find out if he was a soldier in England? Do they have an index where you can look up a list of names? I don't have any information on what regiment, etc.
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Re: How do you find a soldier
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 14 July 20 09:38 BST (UK) »
Did you find the answer to this one Lisa? He was born in Hadleigh, Suffolk and served with 40th Foot, number 3683.
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Re: How do you find a soldier
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 14 July 20 10:37 BST (UK) »
Hi shaun,
Wow, I posted this over 14 years ago. And I never did find out. Thank you for this info. This is the correct one as I know he was born in Hadleigh. Can I ask where you found this out as I would be interested if any more info about his service.
Regards, Lisa
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Re: How do you find a soldier
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 14 July 20 10:40 BST (UK) »
You can find his army file on both FindMyPast and Fold 3.
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Re: How do you find a soldier
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 14 July 20 10:53 BST (UK) »
Thank you Shaun.
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Re: How do you find a soldier
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 14 July 20 18:59 BST (UK) »
  seems he served over 6yrs, 5yrs of which where in Australia, Victoria, and Tasmania.

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Re: How do you find a soldier
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 15 July 20 03:49 BST (UK) »
Thank you steviebyday.
I have not to a subscription FindMyPast at the moment. I usually wait until I have a few things to look up then subscribe for a month as I already have a subscription to Ancestry.
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