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Offline Liza115

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Deaths in Bengal 1912
« on: Saturday 25 July 20 12:45 BST (UK) »
Recently I got to the library where I can access findmypast.com, for the first time since February. I found the indexed deaths for a soldier and his stepson, who died a fortnight apart and wondered what had happened to them. (They are related to someone I was researching.) Unfortunately, the images from findmypast weren't loading, so I came away without being able to see if the cause of death was mentioned in the original record. I'll be going back in a few weeks, and will try again then, but if anyone has access in the meantime and shares my curiosity about what caused them both to die at that particular time, here are the details.

India deaths and burials
Albert Barnes, Sgt S&T Corps [I believe this is Supply and Transport], age 36
buried Jhansi, Bengal, died 3 September 1912

Reginald Leadbetter, age 15, step father Barnes
buried Jhansi, Bengal, died 17 September 1912

I have information about the marriage of Reginald's widowed mother to Sgt Barnes in 1905, it is just the cause of death I'd like to find out.
Thanks for any assistance with this.

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Re: Deaths in Bengal 1912
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 25 July 20 13:16 BST (UK) »
Both died of cholera, as well as two others on the same page of the burial register.

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Re: Deaths in Bengal 1912
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 25 July 20 23:06 BST (UK) »
Ah. That explains it. I had a feeling it might have been a disease of some sort, having looked at India death records for other people.
Thanks, Bookbox, for checking that. I appreciate it.
Liza