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Re: New Windsor Infantry Barracks And Hospital
« Reply #9 on: Friday 08 October 21 15:18 BST (UK) »
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His name was Samuel Wakeford, born 1854 in Sussex, joined up in 1871 in Little Warley Essex, Scots Fusilier Guards, S. No. 2574. In 1879 possibly in London, in 1883 definitely in Windsor. Wife was Constance Wakeford nee Brant. One of his daughters was born in Windsor barracks in 1883. In 1883 described as being in 1st Btn. Scots Guards. Described as being a retired Postman in the 1901 census. I found his wife in the 1881 census and living with her father and Samuel described as being in Windsor.

So I'm missing details for between 1871 and when he left the Army and joined the Post Office. My wife's aunt still has his foot locker although the details have been polished out (barely legible). I'm ordering birth certificates for his children to get details of where he was in 1879, 1881, 1885, 1888, 1889 and 1893

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Re: New Windsor Infantry Barracks And Hospital
« Reply #10 on: Friday 08 October 21 21:41 BST (UK) »
!st Battalion Scots Guards was in Dublin at the time of both the 1871 and 1881 censuses which probably explains why you can't find him in those censuses. His army discharge papers aren't much help but as you have no doubt seen his entire army career was spent in the home islands apart from 75 days in the Egypt campaign in 1882.
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