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Re: Recruitment pre WW1 ?
« Reply #9 on: Thursday 11 June 20 20:23 BST (UK) »
The man who married Margaret Quick Humphrey has Army Records on FindMyPast.
Indexed under the date 28th April 1896 but if you keep going through the record it has his original attestation in 1883.

This information has been sought for near on a quarter of a century, my thanks.

Can find nothing - please advise. Thank you.
Lee, Fountain, Stevens, Kemp

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Re: Recruitment pre WW1 ?
« Reply #10 on: Thursday 11 June 20 20:24 BST (UK) »
So he was soldier 1081 in the Royal Fusiliers from 1883. Transferred to the army reserve in January 1891 - hence able to take up employment at the Asylum - discharged from the army in 1895, re-enlisted as a reservist in 1896, served in South Africa from 10 Feb 1900 to 20 April 1901.

https://search.findmypast.co.uk/record?id=GBM%2FWO97%2F5271%2F017%2F001&parentid=GBM%2FWO97%2F5271%2F919377
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Re: Recruitment pre WW1 ?
« Reply #11 on: Thursday 11 June 20 20:30 BST (UK) »
My eyes are going funny tonight - does that say he served in 3rd Battalion East Surrey Regiment?


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« Reply #12 on: Thursday 11 June 20 20:30 BST (UK) »
So he was soldier 1081 in the Royal Fusiliers from 1883. Transferred to the army reserve in January 1891 - hence able to take up employment at the Asylum - discharged from the army in 1895, re-enlisted as a reservist in 1896, served in South Africa from 10 Feb 1900 to 20 April 1901.

https://search.findmypast.co.uk/record?id=GBM%2FWO97%2F5271%2F017%2F001&parentid=GBM%2FWO97%2F5271%2F919377

Wow - thanks for this, I have never had any luck using FindMyPast ;)
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Re: Recruitment pre WW1 ?
« Reply #13 on: Thursday 11 June 20 20:32 BST (UK) »
Lovely detail about his tattoos - A. K. E. M. P. on his left forearm and a tear on the back of his left hand

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« Reply #14 on: Thursday 11 June 20 20:34 BST (UK) »
So he was soldier 1081 in the Royal Fusiliers from 1883. Transferred to the army reserve in January 1891 - hence able to take up employment at the Asylum - discharged from the army in 1895, re-enlisted as a reservist in 1896, served in South Africa from 10 Feb 1900 to 20 April 1901.

https://search.findmypast.co.uk/record?id=GBM%2FWO97%2F5271%2F017%2F001&parentid=GBM%2FWO97%2F5271%2F919377

What must I do to see this record please - only have a basic membership at FindMyPast. Thank you.
Lee, Fountain, Stevens, Kemp

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Re: Recruitment pre WW1 ?
« Reply #15 on: Thursday 11 June 20 20:36 BST (UK) »
Lovely detail about his tattoos - A. K. E. M. P. on his left forearm and a tear on the back of his left hand

My grandfather died in 1944, twelve years before I was born.
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« Reply #16 on: Thursday 11 June 20 20:43 BST (UK) »
So he was soldier 1081 in the Royal Fusiliers from 1883. Transferred to the army reserve in January 1891 - hence able to take up employment at the Asylum - discharged from the army in 1895, re-enlisted as a reservist in 1896, served in South Africa from 10 Feb 1900 to 20 April 1901.

So he was in the Second Boer War (11 October 1899 31 May 1902). And he enlisted when he was 16.
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« Reply #17 on: Thursday 11 June 20 20:44 BST (UK) »
Oh wow!  If you don't know someone, then details such as tattoos etc can really help build up a picture.

Not sure what you can see or not, but parents names and address are given as George and Sarah Emma Kemp, of 101 Kentish Town Road.  Siblings are George and Emma.