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Re: Help with early army records
« Reply #27 on: Tuesday 30 June 20 08:41 BST (UK) »
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« Reply #28 on: Tuesday 30 June 20 09:42 BST (UK) »
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« Reply #29 on: Tuesday 30 June 20 10:03 BST (UK) »
Spot on!!

Could this be 1891? RG12; Piece: 864; Folio: 107; Page: 5
James Smith   32 b Chatham private R Inniskilling Fusiliers
Margaret Smith   26 b do
John Smith   7 b Plymouth
James Smith   3 b Mauritius
Florence Smith   1 b Portsmouth

Marriages Dec 1883 
NEAL    Margaret Emma        E. Stonehouse    5b   541    
PARSONS    John        E. Stonehouse    5b   541    
SMITH    James Henry        E Stonehouse    5b   541    
WILLIAMS    Emma Jane        E. Stonehouse    5b   541   

Seeking: baptism Philip Murray Feb ish 1814 said to be nr Chatham Kent.
IRE: Kik DRAY[EA], PURCELL, WHITE: Mea LYNCH: Tip MURRAY, SHEEDY: Wem ALLEN, ENGLISHBY; Dub PENROSE: Lim DUNN[E], FRAWLEY, WILLIAMS.
87th Regiment RIF: MURRAY
ENG; Marylebone HAYTER, TROU[W]SDALE, WILLIAMS Con HAMPTON, TREMELLING Wry CLEGG, HOLLAND, HORSEFIELD Coventry McGINTY
CAN; Nova Scotia [Halifax, Pictou]: HOLLAND, WHITE, WILLIAMSON


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Re: Help with early army records
« Reply #30 on: Tuesday 30 June 20 10:17 BST (UK) »
1883 Smith/Neal marriage record. He was a drummer in the South Lancs. regiment

https://search.findmypast.co.uk/record?id=GBPRS%2FPLY%2F004634634%2F00082&parentid=GBPRS%2FM%2F35136072%2F1
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« Reply #31 on: Tuesday 30 June 20 10:37 BST (UK) »
James and Margaret Emma Smith and family in  Devonport in 1911:
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XW9N-P6D

I think this is the brother who went to Canada and joined the CEF: William Thomas Smith born Ireland 1892

Attestation: https://www.ancestry.co.uk/interactive/1086/gat3-107760a
Personnel file: https://www.ancestry.co.uk/interactive/61084/b9126-s011-0001
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Re: Help with early army records
« Reply #32 on: Tuesday 30 June 20 10:49 BST (UK) »
Great finds! Brother William born Co Cork & James jnr in Inniskilling Fusiliers....may be an Irish connection?And regiments based in Ireland were in Chatham where James jnr ca 1858/9 [father James snr was a butler as you found, ShaunJ]. Margaret ca 1865 were born. Margaret's father private in Royal Marines. 

Can't yet find William's birth in civil records.
Seeking: baptism Philip Murray Feb ish 1814 said to be nr Chatham Kent.
IRE: Kik DRAY[EA], PURCELL, WHITE: Mea LYNCH: Tip MURRAY, SHEEDY: Wem ALLEN, ENGLISHBY; Dub PENROSE: Lim DUNN[E], FRAWLEY, WILLIAMS.
87th Regiment RIF: MURRAY
ENG; Marylebone HAYTER, TROU[W]SDALE, WILLIAMS Con HAMPTON, TREMELLING Wry CLEGG, HOLLAND, HORSEFIELD Coventry McGINTY
CAN; Nova Scotia [Halifax, Pictou]: HOLLAND, WHITE, WILLIAMSON

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Re: Help with early army records
« Reply #33 on: Tuesday 30 June 20 11:14 BST (UK) »
Wow guys, I have to go to work now but huge thank you!!!!!   Have you noticed the forenames and surnames have be swapped on the 1911 census, no wonder I couldn't bl**dy find them! ;D

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« Reply #34 on: Tuesday 30 June 20 11:43 BST (UK) »
Another quicky - Mauritius?!   This is clearly a military family of several generations and I assume this is why one of the children was born in Mauritius. What action would have taken them there?!

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« Reply #35 on: Tuesday 30 June 20 11:52 BST (UK) »
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Another quicky - Mauritius?!   This is clearly a military family of several generations and I assume this is why one of the children was born in Mauritius. What action would have taken them there?!

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