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Re: Another Seaforth Highlanders Query?
« Reply #9 on: Thursday 30 March 06 02:03 BST (UK) »
another for you.
drum major adam bunch
he didnt go with the 42nd to the gold coast,he stayed at malta,army No 841
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Re: Another Seaforth Highlanders Query?
« Reply #10 on: Thursday 30 March 06 03:08 BST (UK) »
army chaplains births and baptisms,malta.1800-1900
adam mcintosh bunch 1844/46
james alexander bunch 1844/46
jemima frances bunch 1875 42nd regt
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Re: Another Seaforth Highlanders Query?
« Reply #11 on: Thursday 30 March 06 03:50 BST (UK) »


You might find this site interesting !!

http://website.lineone.net/~stephaniebidmead/index.htm

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Re: Another Seaforth Highlanders Query?
« Reply #12 on: Thursday 30 March 06 15:43 BST (UK) »
Mack and Annie, you're great!  Thanks for all your help.  The Malta site looks really useful, I will have to have a good look as I know James and Adam were born there and Adam obviously went back again later.

I have another question.  I looked on 1837Online Military Registers and have got two Bunchs I cannot place:

George L born in Bermuda 1851 (42nd) and Hugh A born Ardesier 1875 (78th). 

Neither of these appear anywhere else with their families that I can access (census, marriage or death, Scotland's People) but George has another brother born in Bermuda who appears in the 1861 census in Forfar, so I imagine George must have died.  Hugh was born to someone in the 78th but I am not sure who it was.

Is it possible that the place of birth is the place the father was stationed and not actually where they were born.  I have a birth entry which I have downloaded in Edinburgh for a Colin but in the Military Records he is shown as being born in Dover.

Neither are shown in the Military registers deaths, is there anywhere else I can look?  Is there a site like the Malta one for Bermuda?

I have typed this out a couple of times and I am still not sure it makes sense!  Hope someone can help me!  Thanks for reading it.

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Re: Another Seaforth Highlanders Query?
« Reply #13 on: Thursday 30 March 06 16:21 BST (UK) »

Hi Daffy!

Heres a site that maybe of interest!

http://bermuda-online.org/britarmy.htm

and heres something about yellow fever !

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"Graves of men of the British Army's 42nd Regiment (Royal Highlanders or Black Watch) who died in Bermuda from yellow fever in 1847 when the regiment was stationed here from 1847-1851.

The men wore dark tartan to distinguish them from Guardsmen or Red Soldiers - hence the name Black Watch. Bermuda's Black Watch Well at the junction with the North Shore Road is named in tribute. It was dug in 1849. When the Governor ordered British soldiers to seek a fresh water supply for the poor of Pembroke Parish and their cattle during a prolonged drought, the Black Watch was the first to volunteer and dug so thoroughly the facility still exists today. One of the officers was Captain G. W. MacQuarie, who lived in St. George's at what was then Rendell House, later the Redan Hotel, now Clyde's Cafe. Several of this unit's soldiers are not in this graveyard but were buried at St. Peter's Church in St. George's. They include Ensign Maitland, Ensign Abercromby and beside them the grave of bandmaster Philip Goldbergh"


In Aberfeldy, Perthshire, Scotland, a monument - still there - was erected in 1887 to mark the enrolment in 1740 of the Black Watch as the 42nd Regiment of the line. The "Watch" as it was known originally was first raised in 1667 by various Whig clan chiefs "to be a constant guard for securing the peace in the Highlands and to watch upon the braes." 

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Re: Another Seaforth Highlanders Query?
« Reply #14 on: Thursday 30 March 06 16:52 BST (UK) »
Annie, thanks.  Just got to take boys to football so have saved the site to my favourites and will have a look when I get back.  It could well be that George died of Yellow Fever which is why I can't find him.

Thank you.

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Re: Another Seaforth Highlanders Query?
« Reply #15 on: Thursday 30 March 06 17:15 BST (UK) »
daff,if the two you mention are infants,and the regts number is in brackets at the side of their names,it means the kids were born on the strenghth,they may be mentioned in the regts records,but i dont know where they are kept,mack
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Re: Another Seaforth Highlanders Query?
« Reply #16 on: Thursday 30 March 06 17:22 BST (UK) »
Thanks Mack, yes they would have been infants then, thanks for replying.  I shall keep them in mind and maybe they will turn up.  At least you found Francis for me yesterday!  Thanks.  Daff.

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Re: Another Seaforth Highlanders Query?
« Reply #17 on: Thursday 30 March 06 18:01 BST (UK) »
could this lad be one of colins brothers.
private bunch No2534
4th dragoon guards
killed at abu klea 17-1-1885
awarded egyptian medal 1882-85 campaign

james alexander bunch
2nd battalion seaforth highlanders
bandmaster from 1875-1887
he handed over to bandmaster francis mcchesney in 1887
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