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David Woodam - UK Army 1831
« on: Sunday 10 March 19 05:22 GMT (UK) »
Hi people,

I recently came across this reference in FindMyPast:
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  Woodam   David   
  1809      1831   
  British Army Service Records   
  Great Bedwin, Marlborough, Wiltshire, England
(end)



1809 would be the year of his birth and 1831 may be the year that he signed up for service.
Great Bedwin would be his home town at the time he signed up.


He appears in only one census, 1861. (Clifton, Gloucestershire).
He has a daughter born in Great Bedwin in 1838/39 which implies
his military service may have finished before then.



Can anyone deduce from other sources what he might have done in the army
in the years between 1831-1838? Places he might have served? etc.

Any help appreciated.

-David C

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Re: David Woodam - UK Army 1831
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 10 March 19 08:50 GMT (UK) »
If you subscribe to Findmypast you can read his service record.

He attested in 1831 and served 21 years.
He spent 14 + years Cape of Good Hope, South Africa.
He was in the Kafir war 1846/7.
Discharge was at Chatham 14 September 1852.
CHOULES All ,  COKER Harwich Essex & Rochester Kent 
COLE Gt. Oakley, & Lt. Oakley, Essex.
DUNCAN Kent
EVERITT Colchester, Dovercourt & Harwich Essex
GULLIVER/GULLOFER Fifehead Magdalen Dorset
HORSCROFT Kent.
KING Sturminster Newton, Dorset. MONK Odiham Ham.
SCOTT Wrabness, Essex
WILKINS Stour Provost, Dorset.
WICKHAM All in North Essex.
WICKHAM Medway Towns, Kent from 1880
WICKHAM, Ipswich, Suffolk.

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Re: David Woodam - UK Army 1831
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 10 March 19 10:00 GMT (UK) »
Wow,, thank you Jebber.