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Offline Matty

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16th Lancers????
« on: Wednesday 09 March 05 10:44 GMT (UK) »
Iam looking for Edmund Ingham who was a Private in the 16th Lancers. I have his name on a Birth Certificate 1865 Burnley in the County of Lancashire. 

Does any one know where I can start to look for the 16th Lancers?  The only information on Edmund I have is his wifes name - Ellen formerly Heys and their Daughter Mary Ellen born 1865. 

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Re: 16th Lancers????
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 09 March 05 10:58 GMT (UK) »
Hi Matty

Often the soldiers' discharge papers amongst the official army records kept at Kew, London are a good place to start.  See the relevant information leaflet:

http://www.catalogue.nationalarchives.gov.uk/RdLeaflet.asp?sLeafletID=14

Have you not found the family in the 1871 census?

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Re: 16th Lancers????
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 09 March 05 11:10 GMT (UK) »
Hi Matty,

another possibility is direct by the Lancers : http://www.qrl.uk.com/h_16.html

they have a link for "historical enquiries" http://www.qrl.uk.com/h_enq.html

where they say:
As a service to the public, the Museum will endeavour to answer historical enquiries concerning any aspect of the history of the 5th, 16th, 17th, 21st, 16th/5th, and 17th/21st Lancers. Enquiries should be forwarded by email or post. Important: see the note below on service records
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The Museum receives many enquiries asking for the service records of men who served with one of The Queen's Royal Lancers antecedent regiments. Please note that we do not hold individual service records.

These are held by The Public Record Office (for pre-Great War records) and the Army Records Office (for records from the Great War onwards). Their addresses are ...
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Hope this helps,
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Re: 16th Lancers????
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 09 March 05 13:33 GMT (UK) »
A good site for all military stuff, for each regiment is:

http://www.regiments.org/regiments/uk/cav/D16-5L.htm

Although not 100% complete, its helped me a lot.
Stuck with:
William Williams of Llanllyfni
John Jones in Llanelli
Evan Evans in Caio
David Davies of Llansanffraid
Evans: Caio/Carms
Jones: CDG, DEN

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Re: 16th Lancers????
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 09 March 05 15:24 GMT (UK) »
Hi Bob, D ap D and Casalguildi, 

Thank you all for the web sites that you have all given me (should keep me quiet for a bit).  I have only just received the Birth Certificate of Mary Ellen this morning  - off I go on to another line and this is a first "Lancers" for me. 

Thanks Matty
McDermott Yorkshire & Ireland 
McNutt Lancashire &  Donegal Ireland 
McKinly Donegal Ireland
Culbert Donegal Ireland
Richardson Donegal Ireland
Booth,Crompton, Hamer, Jackson, Nuttall, Smith and Ward from Lancashire

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