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Another Seaforth Highlanders Query?
« on: Wednesday 29 March 06 19:21 BST (UK) »
I saw the thread below and wondered if anyone can help at all?
 
I have a James Alexander Bunch who was in the 42nd Highlanders in 1868 having joined the Black Watch in 1856.  In 1875 he joined the Seaforth Highlanders as Bandmaster and went through the Afghan campaign and to India, then was in the Queen's Brigade near the end of his career.  Does anyone have any other information about him?
 
I also have another James Alexander Bunch, father of the above, but no information on him apart from he was in the Crimea.
 
Then his father, the Bandmaster's Grandfather, was in the Royal Artillery too at Waterloo, but I have no first name for him.
 
Adam Bunch who was in the42nd Highlanders.
 
And Colin Bunch in the Seaforth Highlanders in 1901.
 
I imagine I need a trip to the National Archives, and the Chelsea Hospital may have some information, but is there anywhere else I should look?  All my information so far has come from register entries in Scotland's People.
 
I also found some overseas births on 1837Online and apart from 2, can match them with their parents, but it is the military details I would like to know about so I can try and work out who would have been where for the births I have left.
 
I think I have a lot of questions here really but any info would be really useful.  Any Bunches must be a part of my tree I think!
 
I have been reading your wonderful site for a while now and think it is amazing.  Thank you

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Re: Another Seaforth Highlanders Query?
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 29 March 06 22:30 BST (UK) »
hello daff.
james didnt fight in the crimea,he was in india.
james alexander bunch No 4282
was engaged in operation against lucknow in the indian mutiny from 2nd march till 16th march 1858 and was awarded the indian mutiny medal.

private adam bunch
6899
2nd battalion
royal highlanders
queens south africa medal with clasps for wittebergen,cape colony and transvaal
kings south africa medal with 1901 and 1902 clasps
his QSA medal was granted on 1-4-1901 and his KSA medal on 1-10-1902

poor old drummer francis bunch got missed off your list
army No 2065
died while on service in the gold coast in 1874
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Re: Another Seaforth Highlanders Query?
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 29 March 06 22:58 BST (UK) »


where's the smilie for being very impressed....... :o



mack..there's a query for you on the mancs site.. Pte Rice


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Re: Another Seaforth Highlanders Query?
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 29 March 06 23:02 BST (UK) »
Wow, that was quick!  Thank you ever so much.  I had given up on Francis as apart from his birth I have found nothing about him and guessed he must have died abroad somewhere.  All three you mention are brothers.  I suspect they have two more in the army somewhere.

I have an obituary for James as he ended up as the State Trumpeter for Scotland.  It mentions his father, also James Alexander Bunch, fighting as a sergeant in the Black Watch in the Crimea, and his Grandfather being a sergeant in the Royal Artillery serving under the Duke of Wellington in the Peninsular war and was severely wounded at Waterloo.

His son Colin was in the Seaforth Highlanders too, stationed at Fort George in 1901.  I know he was a Chelsea In-Pensioner too.  It is fascinating finding all this information about them.

Do you have a website you get all this information from?  I suspect some of Colin's brothers would have been in the army too, and I know at least one of his sons was in the Black Watch too.

Like Harribobs I am really impressed.  Thank you.

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Re: Another Seaforth Highlanders Query?
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 29 March 06 23:26 BST (UK) »
its not from the web daff,its from the massive archive thats bending the floorboards in my spare bedroom,i checked the medal rolls for the black watch,from 1801 to 1911,they were the only ones mentioned,mack
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Re: Another Seaforth Highlanders Query?
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 29 March 06 23:31 BST (UK) »
Thanks ever so much for looking anyway, I'm really grateful and having their numbers will be very useful.

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Re: Another Seaforth Highlanders Query?
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 30 March 06 01:30 BST (UK) »


Hi Daffy and welcome to RootsChat!!

Yes ! - we're so lucky to have Mack and many others on the site - who spend hours and hours of time and effort AND money to give us such quality information so freely!! - they make it look so easy don't they ??

All I can say is ... thank goodness we're NOT their wives ....... !!!!

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Re: Another Seaforth Highlanders Query?
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 30 March 06 01:46 BST (UK) »
my girlfriends glad shes not my wife  ;D ;D
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Re: Another Seaforth Highlanders Query?
« Reply #8 on: Thursday 30 March 06 01:47 BST (UK) »



You wish !! you Mancunian you !! ::) ::) ::) ;D
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