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Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
« on: Monday 10 December 18 08:15 GMT (UK) »
I have just discovered that my stepdad's grandfather Andrew LINDSAY (b. 1887 Co. Tyrone, 1952 Western Australia) served in the Royal Inniskilling Fuslliers, including during WWI and for 5 years after the war in India (from his obituary). How do I go about finding out more about his service please?

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Re: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
« Reply #1 on: Monday 10 December 18 08:30 GMT (UK) »
Service records for anyone serving after 1920 are still with the MOD, and are not available online.

To apply, see:
https://www.gov.uk/get-copy-military-service-records

There is a fee of 30, and you will need his death certificate.
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Re: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
« Reply #2 on: Monday 10 December 18 09:15 GMT (UK) »
Is this the obit? https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/210272396

Joined up at 17 - say 1904/5 - served throughout the war and 5 years afterwards, as you say. 

Looking at the possibilities in medal records, the only one that seems likely is 8052 Private Andrew Lindsay, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. Disembarked 23 August 1914 and still serving at the end of the war.
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« Reply #3 on: Monday 10 December 18 09:19 GMT (UK) »
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Re: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
« Reply #4 on: Monday 10 December 18 10:21 GMT (UK) »
Thank you for your help. I've emailed Paul at the above website to see if he can assist with any tidbits.

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Re: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
« Reply #5 on: Monday 10 December 18 10:26 GMT (UK) »
He's in the database of pre-1920 soldiers that can be researched by the The Inniskillings Museum in conjunction with History Hub Ulster. How much additional information they might have, I can't say:

http://www.inniskillingsmuseum.com/trace-a-relative/
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Re: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
« Reply #6 on: Monday 10 December 18 10:43 GMT (UK) »
I have been searching the listings of soldiers born before 1901 whose records are still held by MoD and I'm not seeing an A Lindsay born in 1887. But there is one born in 1886 (1920's service number 3299505). It's possible that he lied about his age.  Was his birth date 8 February?
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Re: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
« Reply #7 on: Monday 10 December 18 14:01 GMT (UK) »
Thanks Shaun, sorry I should have said c1887 as I haven't found his birth. He was 24 in the 1911 census (Drumclamph, Magheracreggan, Tyrone as LINSEY). On his marriage certificate - 1909, Ardstraw, Strabane - his father was John LINDSAY, butcher.

He came to Australia in 1925 with his wife and children (ship 'Hobsons Bay').

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Re: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
« Reply #8 on: Monday 10 December 18 17:03 GMT (UK) »
I see that he's a blacksmith in the 1911 census, not a soldier.
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