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Army Records for Christopher Reece
« on: Monday 15 April 19 20:44 BST (UK) »
Hi

Im looking for Army Records for Christopher Reece born in Manchester Lancashire 1875

Christopher Marries in 1897 at Chatham Kent, I'm not sure if he would have been Based at Brompton Barracks

Any help appreciated

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Re: Army Records for Christopher Reece
« Reply #1 on: Monday 15 April 19 20:48 BST (UK) »
Are you saying that he was in the army when he married?

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Re: Army Records for Christopher Reece
« Reply #2 on: Monday 15 April 19 21:01 BST (UK) »
Findmypast have an army attestation for him. He signed up when he was 17 years and two months old in 1892. Regimental number 3371
If you don't have a sub to FindMyPast you local library may have it or you could sign up for the free 2 week trial. Just remember to to cancel a couple of days before it ends or you will be charged a full subscription.

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Re: Army Records for Christopher Reece
« Reply #3 on: Monday 15 April 19 21:20 BST (UK) »
Thanks for the help with this.
Christopher was still living in Manchester where he was Born at 17, so I assume thats where he signed up. By 1897 he is in Chatham Getting Married.

Im thinking that the army sent him to Chatham...maybe where he met his wife.  If this is the case things my end fall into place.

Thank you for your help I will certainly take these details to my library  :)

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Re: Army Records for Christopher Reece
« Reply #4 on: Monday 15 April 19 23:02 BST (UK) »
Do you have his marriage certifcate? This will show his occupation at time of marriage.
 I can't give you all the details of his record because FindMyPast have their rules. The service record is only 3 pages and on the first page in big blue letters is stamped "Purchased"
This usually means that a discharge from service was payed for. Somebody payed for him to be discharged not very long after he signed up.

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Re: Army Records for Christopher Reece
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 16 April 19 07:00 BST (UK) »
Marriage certificate has already been posted on another query:

'Actual marriage certificate for Catherine and Christopher can be viewed here (Page 246):

https://cityark.medway.gov.uk/wwwopacx/wwwopac.ashx?command=getcontent&server=files&value=P085B-01-07(3).pdf'