Author Topic: Chelsea Pensioner Record. William Gardener. 26th Foot  (Read 105 times)

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Chelsea Pensioner Record. William Gardener. 26th Foot
« on: Tuesday 23 April 19 13:38 BST (UK) »
Hello,

I was wondering if somebody could help me decipher the record entry for William Gardener in this document believe. I can see he was a private in the 26th Foot commanded by John Colborne. But I can't read what the rest of the entry says, or what it means?

Thanks

Shaun

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Re: Chelsea Pensioner Record. William Gardener. 26th Foot
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 23 April 19 14:53 BST (UK) »
Hi Shaun,

His army file on FindMyPast has a lot more information about him: https://search.findmypast.co.uk/record?id=GBM/WO97/0453/073/001&parentid=GBM/WO97/453/630122
UK Census info. Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk

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Re: Chelsea Pensioner Record. William Gardener. 26th Foot
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 23 April 19 15:15 BST (UK) »
Thankyou,

I dont have a subscription to Find My PAst but will remember this link if ever I do.

Shaun

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Re: Chelsea Pensioner Record. William Gardener. 26th Foot
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 23 April 19 15:34 BST (UK) »
To answer your question, he was aged 43 years and 44 days; he'd served 11 and a bit years with 26th Foot and 8 and a bit years with the Coldstream Guards, all as a private; pension 1 shilling; 10 years 9 months in India; good efficient ? ?
UK Census info. Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk

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Re: Chelsea Pensioner Record. William Gardener. 26th Foot
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 23 April 19 16:02 BST (UK) »
Wow thankyou very much Shaun.

Appreciate your help as always

Shaun