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Offline Colin D Gronow

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Military Regiment Question
« on: Monday 22 November 04 20:24 GMT (UK) »
On a death certificate recently I found the fathers occupation to be a soldier, private in the 2nd Battalion Queen's Royal Regiment.

The death was registered in Lanarkshire in 1872. But I am not sure the Regiment is a Scottish one, but I could be wrong ???

Would anyone out there know anything more about this particular regiment :)

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Re: Military Regiment Question
« Reply #1 on: Monday 22 November 04 20:41 GMT (UK) »
No, it isn't a Scottish regiment. Try these sites:

http://www.regiments.org/regiments/uk/inf/002WSurr.htm

http://www.surrey-online.co.uk/queenssurreys/

http://www.surreycc.gov.uk/sccwebsite/sccwspages.nsf/LookupWebPagesByTITLE_RTF/The+Queen's+Royal+Surrey+Regiment?opendocument

They should give you a starting point.  You also need to remember that many regiments have merged or changed their names in recent years and so don't seem immediately to be what you are after.

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Re: Military Regiment Question
« Reply #2 on: Monday 22 November 04 20:45 GMT (UK) »
You are quite right. It was originally the West Surrey Regiment of Foot and gained the title Queen's Royal after  some amalgamations a long time back.
Southern or Southan [Hereford , Monmouthshire & Glos], Jenkins, Meredith and Morgan [Monmouthshire and Glos.], Murrill, Damary, Damry, Ray, Lawrence [all Middx. & London], Nethway from Kenn or Yatton. Also Riley and Lyons in South Africa and Riley from St. Helena.
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Re: Military Regiment Question
« Reply #3 on: Monday 22 November 04 21:10 GMT (UK) »
 ;D Thank you Little Nel & Hackstaple.

I wonder what he was doing in Maryhill in Lanarkshire in 1872 ???
More questions than answers isn't that always the way ;)

ps. his name was Robert Macord

Thanks again :)