Author Topic: Matthew Proctor WASP, born 1837, Plymouth, Devon  (Read 89 times)

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Matthew Proctor WASP, born 1837, Plymouth, Devon
« on: Sunday 03 February 19 13:46 GMT (UK) »
Hello,

I hope someone can help me.

I am trying to create a thumbnail sketch of this gentleman's army career, from enlistment to pensioner listing (just the barest facts).   I have tried both FindMyPast and Ancestry, but the detail is neither cohesive nor comprehensive (could be my poor research technique, of course ::)).    The 1871 Census shows he was a Staff Sergeant in the Army Service Corps stationed in Aldershot and in 1901 he is a Retired Army Captain living in Lambeth.

Just to add a little spice to the picture.....he was sentenced to transportation for 7 years in July 1851 for uttering a forged order for money but was released early in May 1855 on a Ticket-of-Leave.   "The boy did good" as they used to say ::)

For the moment I look forward to any details.

Thank you,

BAC3


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Re: Matthew Proctor WASP, born 1837, Plymouth, Devon
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 03 February 19 13:54 GMT (UK) »
Hi,

If you have access to newspapers on FindMyPast there is an article on MPW listing his Service career -

Army and Navy Gazette 21 March 1908

He died 13 March 1908 (recorded as hon. rank of Major).

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Re: Matthew Proctor WASP, born 1837, Plymouth, Devon
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 03 February 19 14:15 GMT (UK) »
Thank you JJ,

That is a very helpful "Obituary".............it is the "after serving in the ranks close on 20 years" aspect I am also trying to detail, enlistment date, theatres served in, promotions etc.

BAC3

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Re: Matthew Proctor WASP, born 1837, Plymouth, Devon
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 03 February 19 14:38 GMT (UK) »
London Gazette - https://www.thegazette.co.uk/all-notices

"proctor wasp" (include the "   " as part of key) in Search text returns 5 hits.
S. Wales, Somerset, Devon - Oxenham

Aberavon - Hopkin/s, Jenkins, Thomas
St. Brides/Wick - Jenkins
Llanblethian -  Price
Abergwynfi -  Han(d)ford
Pontardawe -  Lewis.

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Re: Matthew Proctor WASP, born 1837, Plymouth, Devon
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 03 February 19 14:59 GMT (UK) »
The search key "m p wasp" returns 3 hits"
S. Wales, Somerset, Devon - Oxenham

Aberavon - Hopkin/s, Jenkins, Thomas
St. Brides/Wick - Jenkins
Llanblethian -  Price
Abergwynfi -  Han(d)ford
Pontardawe -  Lewis.

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Re: Matthew Proctor WASP, born 1837, Plymouth, Devon
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 03 February 19 15:06 GMT (UK) »
Army list shows MPW was in Cyprus 27 Mar 1878.
Rank - Sub Assistant Commissaries ranking with Sub Lieutenants

Matthew P. Wasp
Service number   307
Rank   Sergeant
Unit or Regiment - Commisariat Corp (Hq)
Regiment stationed - Aldershot
Year   1861

JJ