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Re: Royal African Corps question
« Reply #9 on: Monday 15 April 19 17:45 BST (UK) »
Thanks, again, ShaunJ.

Now that I am back home, with a better connection and a bigger screen, I can follow up on all those links.

Dare I ask where Alexander Young's service records might be?
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Re: Royal African Corps question
« Reply #10 on: Monday 15 April 19 17:57 BST (UK) »
If any records of his army service exist, I would have expected to find them at the National Archives, but nothing comes up in a search of the catalogue.

See http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/help-with-your-research/research-guides/british-army-officers-1913/ for the possibilites. You could also try the Royal Scots museum who will conduct research for a small fee. http://www.rhf.org.uk/research/

He does seem to have remained parented to the 21st Foot. I am wondering if his posting to the Royal African Corps in half pay retirement was a matter of accounting convenience - of budgets and establishments.

UK Census info. Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk

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Re: Royal African Corps question
« Reply #11 on: Monday 15 April 19 18:23 BST (UK) »
If any records of his army service exist, I would have expected to find them at the National Archives, but nothing comes up in a search of the catalogue.
Yes; hence my question.

Thank you for those leads. I will try to follow them up.

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AITKENHEAD, Lanarkshire; BINNY, Forfar; BLACK, New Monkland; BRYSON, Cumbernauld; BURGESS, North-East Scotland; CRUICKSHANK, Rothes; DALLAS, Botriphnie; DAVIDSON, Oyne; GUTHRIE, Angus; HOGG, Larbert; LESLIE, Rothes/Mortlach; MENDUM, England; MOLLISON, Lethnot; PATERSON, Larbert; RHIND, Forfar; SANG, Scotland; SCOTT, East Kilbride; STOR(R)I/E/Y, Shotts; THORNTON, Shotts; WADDELL, New Monkland; WILKIE, New Monkland; WILKIE, Tannadice; WYLLIE, Angus; YOUNG, Keith