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Offline Stanwix England

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Thank you groom. That seems to be the scenario that things are pointing towards.

I have a supplementary question. Looking at the medical record, there are some dates that signify particular postings. Unfortunately in all but one instance the actual place is illegible.

However under these dates there are three digit numbers. I was wondering if anyone could shed light on what the significance of those might mean.

For example, Ralph was stationed somewhere beginning with H, possibly in India from 3rd April 1887. Underneath that it says '231'.

He was then stationed in Naini Tal, India, from 28 March 1889. Underneath that it says '147'.

As far as I am aware this is not related to his service number which was 1345.
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Possibility for Stanwick:

Given Name(s):   Stantwin
Surname:   HARWOOD
Gender:   M
Year of Arrival:   1891
Ship:   SARNIA
Date of Departure:   1891-03-19
Port of Departure:   Liverpool
Date of Arrival:   1891-03-29
Port of Arrival:   Halifax
Destination:   Belleville, Ontario

per. https://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/immigration/immigration-records/home-children-1869-1930/immigration-records/Pages/item.aspx?IdNumber=32407
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My uncle by marriage joined the army in 1906 (a decade later) and was stationed in India and Singapore, from what he said in conversation over 50 years ago he certainly returned to England on leave at least once. Admittedly this is slightly later, but I would be surprised if things had changed in a decade.
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Thank you scotmum and Redroger.

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