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Offline debbyftm

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Indian Army
« on: Sunday 20 September 20 22:15 BST (UK) »
Hi Can you tell me where I can find Indian Army records for my Uncle.
His name was George Lawton. Iíve no idea of his number etc
Thank you
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Re: Indian Army
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 20 September 20 22:16 BST (UK) »
What timescale?
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Re: Indian Army
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 20 September 20 22:27 BST (UK) »
Lawton, Callender, Newton - County Durham, Northumberland
Pybus, Hodgson, Canada and Yorkshire -
Trenholm - Yorkshire, Canada
Mildenstein - Cuba, USA, Germany, Liverpool, London, Hull and UK


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Re: Indian Army
« Reply #3 on: Monday 21 September 20 09:23 BST (UK) »
Do you have any clues at all (uniform, medals, photos, documents)?  The initial difficulty is knowing whether he served in the British Army in India or whether he was in the Indian Army, they were different things.  Records for the former are held by the Ministry of Defence and for the latter by the British Library.  Here is a guide to the latter also:
https://www.fibis.org/store/fibis-books-and-publications/researching-ancestors-indian-army-1858-1947/

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Re: Indian Army
« Reply #4 on: Monday 21 September 20 12:59 BST (UK) »
Iíve no idea. Thank you for the link. I will check it out
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Pybus, Hodgson, Canada and Yorkshire -
Trenholm - Yorkshire, Canada
Mildenstein - Cuba, USA, Germany, Liverpool, London, Hull and UK

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Re: Indian Army
« Reply #5 on: Monday 21 September 20 14:25 BST (UK) »
Firstly, someone must have told you he was in the Indian army - do you know where they got that information from? Family story? Is there an elderly family member you could ask for more information?

Further to Max's suggestion, perhaps try a process of elimination? You could apply for his service record here:
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/request-records-of-deceased-service-personnel
and pay the £30. If they cannot locate his service record your money will be refunded.

Here is another FIBIS link where you can search by name:
https://search.fibis.org/frontis/bin/aps_person_search.php