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Athlone Barracks Westmeath
« on: Sunday 15 November 20 11:20 GMT (UK) »
Hi

I want to know which regiment was stationed at Athlone Barracks in 1825.  I think my g-g-g-grandfather was stationed there but I don't know his first name.  When I checked before I was told there wasn't a record of which regiment was there at any time.  Has anyone found a way to find out please?

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Re: Athlone Barracks Westmeath
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 15 November 20 12:12 GMT (UK) »
Various regiments were based at Athlone at various times in 1825. Contemporary newspapers are a good source, regularly reporting on "Distribution of his Majesty's Forces" in the 1820's. In later years such reports were entitled "Stations of the British Army".

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Re: Athlone Barracks Westmeath
« Reply #2 on: Monday 16 November 20 13:30 GMT (UK) »
Thanks.  I'll check them out.