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Offline Pauline_Hutton

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British army regiments query
« on: Friday 07 May 04 10:06 BST (UK) »
Hi - does anyone know about military regiments?  My gt. grandfather was a soldier and in 1878 was based at Canterbury.  His occupation (on my grandfather's birth cert.) was Corporal carabinier.  Would anyone know what regiment he would have been in?  I believe he was in the cavalry but that is all I know.

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pauline
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Re:British army regiments query
« Reply #1 on: Friday 07 May 04 11:51 BST (UK) »
Pauline,

The 3rd Carabiniers (Prince of wales Dragoon Guards) was cavalry - a possibility.

What was his full name?

Have you tried searching the PRO at http://www.rootschat.co.uk/forum/index.php?board=46;action=display;threadid=3606 to see if his papers?

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Re:British army regiments query
« Reply #2 on: Friday 07 May 04 13:03 BST (UK) »
Thanks Mr B.  I have send Kevin an e-mail and hope he'll be able to help me.  I've also had a look at Procat and didn't get very far - gave up with it!

Meanwhile I'll look into the 3rd carabiniers dragoon guards.

Thanks
Pauline
East London:  Chamberlain, McCall, Selby, Coleman,  Jones, Humphries, Davies
South London:  Wannell, Carr, Sullivan, Holland
Kent: Day
Norfolk: Knopwood Caulk
Flintshire:  Davies; Jones
Ireland:  Rowe (Kildare & Dundalk), Collins (Cork)
Staffs: Carr, Powell


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Re:British army regiments query
« Reply #3 on: Friday 07 May 04 13:04 BST (UK) »
Pauline.

Thanks for feedback - what is his full name?

Stuart

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Re:British army regiments query
« Reply #4 on: Friday 07 May 04 14:16 BST (UK) »
Hi - his name was William Chamberlain.  Have heard back from Kevin who thinks it was the 6th Dragoon Guards, the Carabiniers.


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pauline
East London:  Chamberlain, McCall, Selby, Coleman,  Jones, Humphries, Davies
South London:  Wannell, Carr, Sullivan, Holland
Kent: Day
Norfolk: Knopwood Caulk
Flintshire:  Davies; Jones
Ireland:  Rowe (Kildare & Dundalk), Collins (Cork)
Staffs: Carr, Powell

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Re:British army regiments query
« Reply #5 on: Friday 07 May 04 19:06 BST (UK) »
I've looked at the PRO site using the reference WO97.
There are one or two William Chamberlains but the dates do not coincide with yours.

Stuart


PS I am an amateur at the above site so do not give up hope.

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Re:British army regiments query
« Reply #6 on: Friday 07 May 04 19:59 BST (UK) »
Hi Stuart - what dates did you get?  My gt. g/father was in the army for about 20 years?

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pauline
East London:  Chamberlain, McCall, Selby, Coleman,  Jones, Humphries, Davies
South London:  Wannell, Carr, Sullivan, Holland
Kent: Day
Norfolk: Knopwood Caulk
Flintshire:  Davies; Jones
Ireland:  Rowe (Kildare & Dundalk), Collins (Cork)
Staffs: Carr, Powell

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Re:British army regiments query
« Reply #7 on: Friday 07 May 04 20:09 BST (UK) »
Pauline,


6 Williams covering the below dates.
1822- 1847
1799-1816
1844-1849
1806-1822
1826-1847
1800-1816

Have a go yourself, something might ring a bell in the locations given......



Go to http://catalogue.pro.gov.uk/ , click on search......


Put Chamberlain in Box 1

Put WO97 in Box 3.

Press search which gives you 32 hits.

Stuart

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Re:British army regiments query
« Reply #8 on: Saturday 08 May 04 10:24 BST (UK) »
Stuart - many thanks - you've been a great help.   Thank you also for putting me in touch with Kevin.
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Pauline
East London:  Chamberlain, McCall, Selby, Coleman,  Jones, Humphries, Davies
South London:  Wannell, Carr, Sullivan, Holland
Kent: Day
Norfolk: Knopwood Caulk
Flintshire:  Davies; Jones
Ireland:  Rowe (Kildare & Dundalk), Collins (Cork)
Staffs: Carr, Powell