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Re: 11th Hussars
« Reply #9 on: Sunday 07 September 08 11:40 BST (UK) »
Has anyone heard of Captain ARTHUR HENRY SCOTT (thought to be born 1859) who was in the 11th Hussars for most of his life. He was probably in South Africa and missed the 1901 census, retiring soon afterwards to live near Barnstaple in Devon. He was also an equerry to George V. Date of death unknown, but still alive in 1943.

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Re: 11th Hussars
« Reply #10 on: Sunday 07 September 08 14:04 BST (UK) »
Welcome to the Forum. No one of that name is in the Boer War medal roll for any of the cavalry regiments, and neither can I find in him in Army Lists from around the time, as an officer in any regiment or corps. The closest is Charles Henry E Coote - if the E is miss-read as an S - otherwise nothing. Coote was in the 11th Hussars when not attached to the Herts Yeomanry and became a Cornet in 1879, so he would be of the right age.

Where does the information come from?

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Re: 11th Hussars
« Reply #11 on: Sunday 07 September 08 14:25 BST (UK) »
Thanks, Ken. The information is from his granddaughters. They are certain he was in the 11th Hussars. South Africa is a deduction based on him not being in the 1901 census and the fact that some 11th Hussars were in South Africa at that time. The family also posseses George V's fishing knife which he gave Scott (known as "Boy" Scott) when they were both in a boat fishing and Scott lost his over the side. He made such a fuss the King said "Look here, you'd better have mine" just to shut him up.  There are problems because I can find no GRO index listing for him in 1859 or anything close. Maybe he was born in India, or somewhere abroad. He is listed in the 1920 Kelly's for Devon at Priorton House, Sandford, Crediton with his rank. I cannot find him in any census, except possibly at Sanhurst Cavalry Barracks in 1891 where his birth year works out at 1862, which is close.

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Re: 11th Hussars
« Reply #12 on: Sunday 14 September 08 09:29 BST (UK) »
Would the Earl of Cardigan been the CO of the 11th Hussars in 1851,?

I have him on the 1851 census with his regiment [no name given] stationed at
The Cavalry Barracks", ---
      Norwich St James Norwich, Norfolk.

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Re: 11th Hussars
« Reply #13 on: Sunday 14 September 08 09:31 BST (UK) »
Yes he was

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Re: 11th Hussars
« Reply #14 on: Sunday 14 September 08 10:20 BST (UK) »
Thanks Ken, in that case I wonder if this is Kargill's GGG Grandfather?


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Re: 11th Hussars
« Reply #15 on: Sunday 14 September 08 12:31 BST (UK) »
Yes it is. I was going to post an update to Annie about the location of the 11H in 1860. I checked the Musters last week, not realising this was a two year old thread.

He was 863 and enlisted in 1835 in Beverley. The Depot at the time was Maidstone. He was discharged in July 1860 as Troop Sgt Major in Manchester. They had recently moved there from Birmingham (with a detachment of two troops in Coventry). The Muster confirms his place of birth, but Kargil has this already. He was a Farm Servant before enlisting. As a TSM he earned 3d 2d a day, plus 1d a day GC pay. Which is a bit low - others with less service were on 3d - so he may have lost some. A check for a LSGC medal might be in order.

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Re: 11th Hussars
« Reply #16 on: Monday 15 September 08 15:58 BST (UK) »



I've just caught up with this thread ...  :D heres all the terrific the information on William Bentley on our Charge of the Light Brigade thread !!

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Re: 11th Hussars
« Reply #17 on: Monday 15 September 08 16:50 BST (UK) »
According to that link  his wife's name was Mary, so I wonder if this is the family living with him at the barracks?

Mary  BENTLEY   SldW(Head)   M   32   F   ---   Canterbury-Ken
George  BENTLEY   SldC   -   11   M   ---   Canterbury-Ken
William  BENTLEY   SldC   -   4   M   ---   Dublin-Ire
Thomas  BENTLEY   SldC   -   1   M   ---   Norwich-Nfk
Emma  BENTLEY   SldC   -   7   F   ---   Dublin-Ire
Mary Ann  BENTLEY   SldC   -   3   F   ---   Manchester-Lan