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Offline Lynne Tann-Watson

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Possible death abroad.
« on: Friday 01 March 19 08:54 GMT (UK) »
My 3xgt uncle was in the 32nd regiment of foot and fought at the siege of Mooltan in India in 1848/49. After this, he disappears from sight and I can find no death certificate for him. His regiment went on to the defence of the residence at Lucknow and the siege of Cawnpore before returning to England. There were many deaths, not only in action, but also from cholera and from the heat. I guess he may have been one of them but I have no way of knowing. Were deaths in these circumstances registered? I'd love to know what haopened to him.

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Re: Possible death abroad.
« Reply #1 on: Friday 01 March 19 09:46 GMT (UK) »
Hi Lynne

Have you checked the British Armed Forces and Overseas Deaths records? 
What was his name?


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Added - I see from a previous post  that it might be Henry Tann?
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Re: Possible death abroad.
« Reply #2 on: Friday 01 March 19 09:46 GMT (UK) »
FindMyPast have "British Armed Forces and Overseas Deaths and Burials" covering the period 1796 - 1880.  You could try and see if he is listed.
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Re: Possible death abroad.
« Reply #3 on: Friday 01 March 19 09:49 GMT (UK) »
FindMyPast have "British Armed Forces and Overseas Deaths and Burials" covering the period 1796 - 1880.  You could try and see if he is listed.

Just checked - no Henry Tann there, BB.
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« Reply #4 on: Friday 01 March 19 09:51 GMT (UK) »
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Re: Possible death abroad.
« Reply #5 on: Friday 01 March 19 10:31 GMT (UK) »
Thank you Gadget and BumbleB.

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Re: Possible death abroad.
« Reply #6 on: Friday 01 March 19 10:38 GMT (UK) »
The 32nd Regiment will have quarterly Muster Rolls. These are filed at the National Archive in Kew. With these you can locate your man, and trace him, quarter by quarter. If he died in service of the Regiment, it should be recorded.   I have used these to trace several Victorian soldiers.
NEILSON - Erskine/Bishopton, Renfrewshire and Glasgow
BROWN - Hamilton, Lanarkshire
CAIRNS - Hamilton, Lanarkshire
FINDLAY - Kirriemuir area, Forfarshire/Angus
PORTER - Tobermore, Derry, Ireland

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Re: Possible death abroad.
« Reply #7 on: Friday 01 March 19 10:45 GMT (UK) »
Are there Muster or Pay Rolls for the Regiment ... when does his name stop appearing? 

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Re: Possible death abroad.
« Reply #8 on: Friday 01 March 19 10:48 GMT (UK) »
The last thing I have found is the medal rolls of 1851 whcih say that he fought at Mooltan and was employed in Punjab up to the date of the occuption. I've found no trace after that.
I looked at the muster rolls on the NA site. Is there a way of searching or do you have to go through them all?

Love Lynne