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Harry Augustus Smith
« on: Wednesday 21 August 19 15:23 BST (UK) »
Looking for any info about Harry Augustus Smith born Apr 29 1882 at Trimulgherry, Madras, India (christened may 1 1882) and died on Sep 5 1912 at Pallavaram, India (buried at Bankipore, Bengal, India). Parents Andrew and mary Jane Smith. Wife Jessie Blackmore. Two children
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Re: Harry Augustus Smith
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 21 August 19 16:13 BST (UK) »
Where does the Pallavaram death reference come from?  I can see that he died of cholera and was buried the same day at Bankipore - but that is 2000km from Pallavaram.

He was a government telegraph department employee per the burial register.
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Re: Harry Augustus Smith
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 21 August 19 17:22 BST (UK) »
Hi there ShaunJ,
The Pallaveram reference comes from the family by word-of-mouth.
Bankipore comes from an Ancestry site; as does the Bankipore reference; Madras appears to be a consistent aspect of the conversation in both instances.
It would be illogical to be buried 2000km away from where one is supposed to have died; agreed.
You refer to a burial register. Do you have a copy of the document. That would be useful as a starter in building up validated data.
Many thanks thus far.

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Re: Harry Augustus Smith
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 21 August 19 17:35 BST (UK) »
From The Times of India transcriptions on FIBIS:

Sep 5 1912 at Bankipore of cholera Harry Augustus Smith Indian Telegraph Department aged 30 years 4 months

https://search.fibis.org/frontis/bin/aps_detail.php?id=1198437

The burial register images can be viewed at the British Library. Also on FindMyPast.
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Re: Harry Augustus Smith
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 21 August 19 17:56 BST (UK) »
Thanks ShaunJ