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Offline Ladyhawk

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Re: Sergeant in the Grenadier Guards
« Reply #27 on: Tuesday 28 July 20 15:30 BST (UK) »
I don’t think I added these records gives Arthur & Elizabeth’s cause of death, intended place of burial….
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QR8N-WNMM
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:WZMW-PTPZ

New Cemetery Brixton Johnannesburg 
(unfortunately there doesn’t appear to be an entry for Arthur & Elizabeth on Find a Grave)
https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery/2331135/brixton-cemetery

There was a topic Re: Brixton Cemetery Johannesburg - here’s the link
https://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=758579.9

Article on the cemetery
http://www.theheritageportal.co.za/article/nostalgia-and-remembrance-brixton-cemetery

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Re: Sergeant in the Grenadier Guards
« Reply #28 on: Tuesday 28 July 20 20:46 BST (UK) »
There was this query in the FindMyPast Forum a couple of days ago ...seems a familiar tale:

"I was wondering if anyone can give me some tips for researching Grenadier Guards Records in the 1860’s. 
I know the person’s name and his death details (he died whilst in The Guards and a question was asked in Parliament about his death!). .. He was a Colour Sargeant in the 3rd Battalion
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That does sound incredibly familiar and what a huge coincidence!!  Is the forum on the FindMyPast website or is that the Facebook FindMyPast group?  I don't have a subscription to FindMyPast but couldn't see a forum on their site using my free membership.

I had seen the record for George BROWN with the regiment number of 1536 on the Forces War Records website but had initially put it to the side as he was recorded as "1st (or Grenadier) Regiment of Foot Guards".  However, now I suppose it could also be him. 

Previously, I have been successful in receiving records for another relative who served in the Grenadier Guards but he served a bit later on from 1908.  Thanks again for your help.
Bailey, Exon, Coles (Somerset), Clarke, Piper (London) Keith (Ayrshire and Glenarm), McLeod and Matheson (Isle of Skye)

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Re: Sergeant in the Grenadier Guards
« Reply #29 on: Tuesday 28 July 20 20:52 BST (UK) »
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That does sound incredibly familiar and what a huge coincidence!!  Is the forum on the FindMyPast website or is that the Facebook FindMyPast group?


It's their "forum" on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/groups/findmypastofficial/?post_id=2804959043125821
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Re: Sergeant in the Grenadier Guards
« Reply #30 on: Tuesday 28 July 20 20:55 BST (UK) »
I don’t think I added these records gives Arthur & Elizabeth’s cause of death, intended place of burial….
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QR8N-WNMM
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:WZMW-PTPZ

New Cemetery Brixton Johnannesburg 
(unfortunately there doesn’t appear to be an entry for Arthur & Elizabeth on Find a Grave)
https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery/2331135/brixton-cemetery

There was a topic Re: Brixton Cemetery Johannesburg - here’s the link
https://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=758579.9

Article on the cemetery
http://www.theheritageportal.co.za/article/nostalgia-and-remembrance-brixton-cemetery

Thanks Landyhawk, your sleuthing skills leave mine for dust  :D
Bailey, Exon, Coles (Somerset), Clarke, Piper (London) Keith (Ayrshire and Glenarm), McLeod and Matheson (Isle of Skye)

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Re: Sergeant in the Grenadier Guards
« Reply #31 on: Tuesday 28 July 20 21:25 BST (UK) »
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That does sound incredibly familiar and what a huge coincidence!!  Is the forum on the FindMyPast website or is that the Facebook FindMyPast group?


It's their "forum" on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/groups/findmypastofficial/?post_id=2804959043125821

Good grief...this is an amazing coincidence as we are definitely researching the same family!!!  There was another post on the group discussing the duplicate marriages 5 years apart.  Thanks ShaunJ for pointing me in this direction.
Bailey, Exon, Coles (Somerset), Clarke, Piper (London) Keith (Ayrshire and Glenarm), McLeod and Matheson (Isle of Skye)

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Re: Sergeant in the Grenadier Guards
« Reply #32 on: Thursday 30 July 20 11:53 BST (UK) »
HI FLUFFYPANTS AND ALL
I only discovered Roots today after it was suggested to me in the Find My Past Facebook Forum. 
I too have been researching Colour Sergeant George Brown, his Father Samuel as well as George's wife Mary Ann Rabbit.  I have found all of the information suggested by various people here on my own!  I have got LOADS of Mary Ann's history but prior to George's first marriage to her I know none of his history.  I even traced the Witnesses on the "first" marriage but apart from the surname I cannot find a link. (they lived close to George's address on the first marriage certificate.
My wife's is a descendant of George and Mary Ann and I have lots of information on their daughter Lily Eliza Brown. She married Edward Davis who was born Edwin Needle!   WHAT a FAMILY!
I have George's death Cert and Lily Eliza's birth plus Marriage certificates.
Perhaps between us we can dig further. Finger Crossed.