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Captain James Arthur Parkes
« on: Monday 05 April 21 19:13 BST (UK) »
Trying to locate service records for Captain James Arthur Parkes born around 1854 Manchester.

1881 Scotland Census shows him as "Sergeant 26th Regt" living in Lanarkshire with wife Margaret and family.

In 1891 Scotland Census he is living in Hamilton Barracks and is " Quarter Master Army"

In 1891 he is living in Manchester and occupation is Army Officer Infantry ?  Captain? under name Jas Arthur Parkes.

1911 in Manchester he is a retired Army Officer.

He died in Manchester in 1917 and his Headstone says Captain Jason Arthur Parkes.

Any help appreciated.

PRICE - Hulme, Manchester / Pershore Worcest.   
ALMOND - Hulme, Manchester
STONE - Hulme, Manchester
FOY/FAY/FAHY - Galway / Hulme, Manchester
MACKINNON / McKinnon - Glasgow / Partick  / Whiteinch / Manchester
HERON - Eastwood/ Blairgowrie / The Gorbals
BUCHANAN -
PATERSON - Glasgow

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Re: Captain James Arthur Parkes
« Reply #2 on: Monday 05 April 21 19:37 BST (UK) »


https://chorltonhistory.blogspot.com/2017/09/james-arthur-parkes-from-chorlton.html

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Thanks Sandra......im struggling to locate any service records at all given he had served it appears for 20 plus years
PRICE - Hulme, Manchester / Pershore Worcest.   
ALMOND - Hulme, Manchester
STONE - Hulme, Manchester
FOY/FAY/FAHY - Galway / Hulme, Manchester
MACKINNON / McKinnon - Glasgow / Partick  / Whiteinch / Manchester
HERON - Eastwood/ Blairgowrie / The Gorbals
BUCHANAN -
PATERSON - Glasgow


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Re: Captain James Arthur Parkes
« Reply #3 on: Monday 05 April 21 19:45 BST (UK) »
A couple of promotions from The Gazette:

1887 https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/25771/page/7301  (bottom of column 1)

1892 https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/26268/page/1514  (third from bottom, column 1)
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Re: Captain James Arthur Parkes
« Reply #4 on: Monday 05 April 21 19:46 BST (UK) »
Ancestry has things like this listed but available on fold 3 - is this him ?

James Arthur Parkes - Birth Date 14 May 1853
Military Year 1902 - Regiment Durham L I
Rank Quarter Master.

James Arthur Parkes - Birth Date 14 May 1853
Military Year 1915 - Regiment Durham L I
Rank Quarter Master.

James Arthur Parkes - Birth Date 14 May 1853
Military Year 1916 - Regiment:   Durham L I
Rank Quarter Master.

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Re: Captain James Arthur Parkes
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 06 April 21 08:54 BST (UK) »
See https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/help-with-your-research/research-guides/british-army-officers-1913/ if you think he was an officer. I've tried both WO25 and WO76 and haven't found him. Now I have failed to find a man who I know was an officer in these series, so there are gaps.

Another route is to search the Army List for relevant years - many are online as books - and again this is officers only.

If he was Other Ranks, then see https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/help-with-your-research/research-guides/british-army-soldiers-up-to-1913/

Seeing the Gazette notices, I wonder if Hon Lt counted as an officer for the purposes of record keeping? I think this would point me to the Army List from his (hon) promotion, but to the OR records for previous service. There's an off-chance the Cameronians museum in Hamilton could help you, or even the Durham LI museum; on the whole museums don't have records of individual officers or men, unless they came to prominence for a specific reason.
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Re: Captain James Arthur Parkes
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 06 April 21 09:16 BST (UK) »
This is from the October 1916 Army List - "non-effective officers" section:
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Re: Captain James Arthur Parkes
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 06 April 21 09:16 BST (UK) »
See https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/help-with-your-research/research-guides/british-army-officers-1913/ if you think he was an officer. I've tried both WO25 and WO76 and haven't found him. Now I have failed to find a man who I know was an officer in these series, so there are gaps.

Another route is to search the Army List for relevant years - many are online as books - and again this is officers only.

If he was Other Ranks, then see https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/help-with-your-research/research-guides/british-army-soldiers-up-to-1913/

Seeing the Gazette notices, I wonder if Hon Lt counted as an officer for the purposes of record keeping? I think this would point me to the Army List from his (hon) promotion, but to the OR records for previous service. There's an off-chance the Cameronians museum in Hamilton could help you, or even the Durham LI museum; on the whole museums don't have records of individual officers or men, unless they came to prominence for a specific reason.

Thanks - Ill try that route too
PRICE - Hulme, Manchester / Pershore Worcest.   
ALMOND - Hulme, Manchester
STONE - Hulme, Manchester
FOY/FAY/FAHY - Galway / Hulme, Manchester
MACKINNON / McKinnon - Glasgow / Partick  / Whiteinch / Manchester
HERON - Eastwood/ Blairgowrie / The Gorbals
BUCHANAN -
PATERSON - Glasgow

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Re: Captain James Arthur Parkes
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 06 April 21 09:17 BST (UK) »
Ancestry has things like this listed but available on fold 3 - is this him ?

James Arthur Parkes - Birth Date 14 May 1853
Military Year 1902 - Regiment Durham L I
Rank Quarter Master.

James Arthur Parkes - Birth Date 14 May 1853
Military Year 1915 - Regiment Durham L I
Rank Quarter Master.

James Arthur Parkes - Birth Date 14 May 1853
Military Year 1916 - Regiment:   Durham L I
Rank Quarter Master.

Sandra

Yes thats our man...ill try fold too now
PRICE - Hulme, Manchester / Pershore Worcest.   
ALMOND - Hulme, Manchester
STONE - Hulme, Manchester
FOY/FAY/FAHY - Galway / Hulme, Manchester
MACKINNON / McKinnon - Glasgow / Partick  / Whiteinch / Manchester
HERON - Eastwood/ Blairgowrie / The Gorbals
BUCHANAN -
PATERSON - Glasgow