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Wo 96 - Militia Service Records 1806-1915 - George Dunsdon/Dunsden
« on: Friday 21 June 19 12:20 BST (UK) »
Good day to everyone ,
 
This is the person I am looking for:
George Dunsdon/Dunsden
Wo 96 - Militia Service Records 1806-1915
Royal Berkshire Regiment

I have a George Dunsdon who went out to South Africa in about the 1820s in some sort of military capacity.  He settled there, but although it says on his death certificate that he was born in 1801 (although his marriage index indicates he was born in 1792) in Wantage, Berkshire, I can find no birth to even suggest I have found him.  There are no military records on Ancestry which show him.
So this is really my only hope.

Many thanks
Caroline

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Re: Wo 96 - Militia Service Records 1806-1915 - George Dunsdon/Dunsden
« Reply #1 on: Friday 21 June 19 12:41 BST (UK) »
That George Dunsdon was born in Stevenson and was aged 18 years 7 months. The record is dated 15 October 1881, many years too late for your man.
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: Wo 96 - Militia Service Records 1806-1915 - George Dunsdon/Dunsden
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 22 June 19 11:44 BST (UK) »

Ah no!

That man does not exist in England!   There are thousands of Dunsdons in England at that time which I have searched, and he is not among them.  I am beginning to wonder ..............  ???

It's odd that, if he was part of the British occupancy of the Cape of Good Hope which a relative of his says - joining in about 1820 and being discharged about 1836, that there are no British military records of it.  Usually the military records are so comprehensive.

Thanks so much for looking at this for me - it does put that nagging feeling out of the way that it could be him.

Regards
Caroline