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Find my Past help
« on: Tuesday 29 December 20 15:59 GMT (UK) »
Hi everyone hope you all had a Christmas of sorts  :-\

Can anyone with access to Find my Past help please.  I'm going over old findings and adding/changing records collected.

Sometime ago I found a record for Ananias Phelps b. 1852 Bisley Gloucestershire and a death record via FindMyPast which reads d. 19th March 1875 age 23 yrs -Corporal 1/18th Regt
Date buried 20th March 1875
Cause - Typhoid Fever
Buried by Capt Batts 1/18th Reg - Bareilly Benjal India

I don't have access to FindMyPast and can't find anything on Ancestry.  I'd like to know what regiment he was in and when he joined etc so I can do further research.

Many thanks - have a good New Year.
Gardiner, Tyler, Tanner, Davis, Jeffries - Bisley/Chalford
Hawkins - Stroud
Hale - Brimscombe
Clayton, Rixon, Ovenden, Hayles - Middlesex
Scriven, Carpenter, Hayward, Ricketts, Greenaway - Wiltshire

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Re: Find my Past help
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 29 December 20 16:13 GMT (UK) »
Burial in India - no further information to what you already have.  He was in the 1/18th Regiment - might this be 1st Battalion, 18th Regiment.  :-\

I'm no military expert, but this might be of interest.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Irish_Regiment_(1684%E2%80%931922)



 
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Re: Find my Past help
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 29 December 20 16:19 GMT (UK) »
Hi Bumble B

Many thanks for your response I've had a brief look at the info you sent not sure if it will help but I will explore it further tomorrow.

Many thanks.
Gardiner, Tyler, Tanner, Davis, Jeffries - Bisley/Chalford
Hawkins - Stroud
Hale - Brimscombe
Clayton, Rixon, Ovenden, Hayles - Middlesex
Scriven, Carpenter, Hayward, Ricketts, Greenaway - Wiltshire


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« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 29 December 20 16:28 GMT (UK) »
There was a death announcement for Ananias but it doesn't give any more info unfortunately.

Stroud Journal
01 May 1875
page 4, column 1
Deaths
Phelps - March 19, at Bengal, India, aged 22, Corporal Ananias Phelps, son of Amos Phelps, of Chalford.


And in case you hadn't seen this earlier item...

Cheltenham Journal and Gloucestershire Fashionable Weekly Gazette
07 Jul 1866
page 8, column 2
Stroud
Petty Sessions
- Ananias Phelps, aged about 13
- Jacob Gardner, aged about 13
- summoned for having thrown down part of a wall at Bisley
- property of Mrs Camm
- on 23 June
- boys pleaded guilty
- boys said to be of good character
- fined 6d each


Stroud Journal
30 Jun 1866
page 5, columns 1&2
[same story as above but with some additional general info]
Anderson Banks Beard Brewer Caves Clarke Clinch Cooling Cuff Denton Gamble Gibson Gunn Hunt Mills Muncey Norris Notzke Reid Robinson Searle Smith Trundle Turner Weedon Wells Wilson

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Re: Find my Past help
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 29 December 20 16:46 GMT (UK) »
Hi cuffie 81

Many thanks for the information 'what naughty boys'.  No I hadn't seen any of those notices looks like I'll have to renew my subscription to British Newspapers I let it go just before Christmas as I hadn't used it for sometime.  I'm sure Jacob Gardner is also one of mine.  Further work needed.

Again many thanks

Gardiner, Tyler, Tanner, Davis, Jeffries - Bisley/Chalford
Hawkins - Stroud
Hale - Brimscombe
Clayton, Rixon, Ovenden, Hayles - Middlesex
Scriven, Carpenter, Hayward, Ricketts, Greenaway - Wiltshire

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« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 29 December 20 17:08 GMT (UK) »
Irish Times, 5 Apr 1875

STATIONS OF THE BRITISH ARMY
18th Foot   1st Bat    Bareilly
Depot - Shorncliffe
S. Wales, Somerset, Devon - Oxenham

Aberavon - Hopkin/s, Jenkins, Thomas
St. Brides/Wick - Jenkins
Llanblethian -  Price
Abergwynfi -  Han(d)ford
Pontardawe -  Lewis.

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« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 30 December 20 13:34 GMT (UK) »
1/18th Reg = The 1st Battalion of the 18th Regiment of Foot (also known as the 18th Royal Irish Regiment of Foot). They served in India and Afghanistan between 1875 and 1884 then onto Egypt.

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« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 30 December 20 14:06 GMT (UK) »
Hi Hanes Teulu and Allan UK

Many thanks for your information I will certainly be looking into your suggestions.  Any ideas whether Ananias would have been able to enlist into that particular regiment from England or if he needed to be in Ireland.

Many thanks
Gardiner, Tyler, Tanner, Davis, Jeffries - Bisley/Chalford
Hawkins - Stroud
Hale - Brimscombe
Clayton, Rixon, Ovenden, Hayles - Middlesex
Scriven, Carpenter, Hayward, Ricketts, Greenaway - Wiltshire

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« Reply #8 on: Saturday 02 January 21 13:47 GMT (UK) »
All of my searches have come up with basically the same answer, and that was that the 18th Royal Irish Regiment of Foot was raised from recruits in Ireland itself. It is a bit of a puzzle that a young man from Gloucestershire ended up in an Irish regiment. Sorry that I couldn't come up with an answer for you.