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Soldier death in Lahore 1907
« on: Saturday 19 October 19 17:04 BST (UK) »
I have quite a bit of information about an ancestor who died of enteric fever August in 1907 in Lahore.
He was there as a soldier in the 1st Glos Infantry.
1)I would like to know what the British were doing there at that time
And
2)Does anyone know how I can find out where he was buried?

I have exhausted the obvious lines of research, has anyone had a similar problem and how did you sort it?

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Re: Soldier death in Lahore 1907
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 19 October 19 17:54 BST (UK) »
Might be worth trying Findmypast. They have several record sets covering British activities in India.
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Re: Soldier death in Lahore 1907
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 19 October 19 21:10 BST (UK) »
The question is really When were the British NOT in India! 
There are lots of books, but

https://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/modern-world-history-1918-to-1980/india-1900-to-1947/
Side tracked to a friendís very interesting Norfolk families. MORGAN, PRATT, HORNOR, SUCKLING, GLEANE etc. And in London DOWNES, du CROZ, MORGAN (same MORGANs as the Norwich lot)

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Re: Soldier death in Lahore 1907
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 19 October 19 21:11 BST (UK) »
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Does anyone know how I can find out where he was buried?

What was his name?
Side tracked to a friendís very interesting Norfolk families. MORGAN, PRATT, HORNOR, SUCKLING, GLEANE etc. And in London DOWNES, du CROZ, MORGAN (same MORGANs as the Norwich lot)


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Re: Soldier death in Lahore 1907
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 19 October 19 21:25 BST (UK) »
1907 was the time of Punjab unrest.
They were revolting against measures put in place by the British.  The revolt was crushed and some Jat soldiers were given long prison sentences.
But as was previously said the British were there anyway

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Re: Soldier death in Lahore 1907
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 20 October 19 09:17 BST (UK) »
"Does anyone know how I can find out where he was buried?"


Try the bacsa database (British Association for Cemeteries in South Asia):

http://bacsa.frontis.co/bin/aps_person_search.php



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Re: Soldier death in Lahore 1907
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 20 October 19 17:09 BST (UK) »
Thanks for your help so far. His name was Ernest Harry Cummings b: 1884 Died 16th August 1907