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British soldiers serving in India
« on: Saturday 08 May 21 17:47 BST (UK) »
Hi
has anyone got any pointers on how to search for millitary ancestors serving in India in the 1850's ?in particular i'm trying to find info on a Michael Lyons with a wife Mary a gunner in c?? company 3rd batallion Madras artillery as stated on a childs birth entry .
any help on where to look would be most appreciated kind regards Meg

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Re: British soldiers serving in India
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 08 May 21 19:19 BST (UK) »
https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/British_Military_Records_Online

I would begin with the above Link, as it details a good variety of Military Search Options.

https://www.forces-war-records.co.uk/collections/185/1851-worldwide-army-index

The above Link, for example, is for Serving Military Abroad during 1851.
Kirkham, Garlick, Worthington, Shaw, Bamber. Fylde Coast
Naylor/Nailor, Lyons, Wilkinson. Nottinghamshire/Derbyshire
Redfern. Cheshire/Derbyshire
LeFebvere, Lincolnshire

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Re: British soldiers serving in India
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 08 May 21 19:55 BST (UK) »
The Madras Artillery was an East India Company regiment, not British Army, though it was absorbed into the British Army circa 1861. 

FindMyPast has discharge papers for a Michael Lyons from Co Limerick who transferred from the Madras Artillery to the Royal Artillery in 1861: https://search.findmypast.co.uk/record?id=GBM%2FWO97%2F1333%2F256%2F001&parentid=GBM%2FWO97%2F1333%2F726978

Just a possibility!
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Re: British soldiers serving in India
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 08 May 21 20:26 BST (UK) »
I've been looking at baptisms to Michael & Mary.
Margaret born 15 Feb 1861 bp 17 March at Secunderabad father Gunner 3rd battalion Madras Artillery

Joseph Charles born 11 Sept 1862 bp 2 Oct 1862 at Secunderabad father Gunner Royal Artlliery

so change of regiment looks to fit.   :)

Other children
Catherine born 16 Jan 1853 bp 2 Feb 1853
Mary Ann Maria born 3 May 1865 bp 15 June 1865 Bangalore - she married James Cranston 24 Dec 1879 at Trimulgherry
Christopher John born 22 Nov 1866 bp 3 Jan 1867 Bangalore - buried 25 March 1867 Bellary
Christopher John born 28 Feb 1868 bp 4 June 1868 St Thomas Mount buried 2 July 1868
William Bernard born 18 April 1872 bp 12 May 1872 Thayet Myo Burma buried 3 Sept 1872 St Thomas Mount
George Henry born 27 Oct 1873 bp 21 Nov Thayet Myo
Margaret married William Stevens 5 Jan 1876 at Chudderghaut


Cornwall: Allen, Bevan, Bosisto, Carnpezzack, Donithorn, Huddy, James, Retallack, Russell, Vincent, Yeoman
Cards: Thomas (Llanbadarn Fawr)
Glam: Bowler, Cram, Galloway, James, Thomas, Watkins
Lincs: Coupland, Cram
Mon: Cram, Gwyn, John, Philpot, Smart, Watkins
Pembs: Edwards (St. Dogmael's)
Yorks: Airey, Bowler, Elliott, Hare, Hewitt, Kellett, Kemp, Stephenson, Tebb

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Re: British soldiers serving in India
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 08 May 21 20:29 BST (UK) »
Joseph Charles Lyons was also in the Royal Artillery when he married Mary Jane Kain 26 Nov 1884 in Bangalore.
Cornwall: Allen, Bevan, Bosisto, Carnpezzack, Donithorn, Huddy, James, Retallack, Russell, Vincent, Yeoman
Cards: Thomas (Llanbadarn Fawr)
Glam: Bowler, Cram, Galloway, James, Thomas, Watkins
Lincs: Coupland, Cram
Mon: Cram, Gwyn, John, Philpot, Smart, Watkins
Pembs: Edwards (St. Dogmael's)
Yorks: Airey, Bowler, Elliott, Hare, Hewitt, Kellett, Kemp, Stephenson, Tebb

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Re: British soldiers serving in India
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 08 May 21 20:54 BST (UK) »
something of interest from the military records of Joseph Charles is that his next of kin is noted as Mary Harris, mother. This was crossed out and name of wife added.

Marriage 9 Sept 1874 Trimulgherry for William Harris 29 bachelor gunner father Thomas Harris and
Mary Lyons 40 widow father Michael Shallow.

Burial in Thayet Myo 25 July 1873 Michael Lyons 36 years 2 months Gunner RA, died 24 July malignant cholera.
Cornwall: Allen, Bevan, Bosisto, Carnpezzack, Donithorn, Huddy, James, Retallack, Russell, Vincent, Yeoman
Cards: Thomas (Llanbadarn Fawr)
Glam: Bowler, Cram, Galloway, James, Thomas, Watkins
Lincs: Coupland, Cram
Mon: Cram, Gwyn, John, Philpot, Smart, Watkins
Pembs: Edwards (St. Dogmael's)
Yorks: Airey, Bowler, Elliott, Hare, Hewitt, Kellett, Kemp, Stephenson, Tebb

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Re: British soldiers serving in India
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 09 May 21 08:17 BST (UK) »
Sandblown
hi thankyou i will follow up on your links
Shaunj
hi thankyou for taking the time to have a look for me it is appreciated following your link certainly makes facinating reading does look likely he could be my man.
Osprey
Hi thankyou for taking the time to have a look for me it is appreciated .the info you've found `im happy to say looks to be spot on i had the 1876 marriage for William and margaret .Now i just need to sort out who William Stevens is
kind regards to you all Meg

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Re: British soldiers serving in India
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 09 May 21 09:19 BST (UK) »
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Burial in Thayet Myo 25 July 1873 Michael Lyons 36 years 2 months Gunner RA, died 24 July malignant cholera.

Not the one I found then (138) - he was discharged in 1869 and received his pension in Canterbury in the 1870's.
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Re: British soldiers serving in India
« Reply #8 on: Sunday 09 May 21 09:53 BST (UK) »
ShaunJ
hi no i think the discharge papers for 1869 is the right man .