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Re: Sgt. Edward Marsh
« Reply #9 on: Thursday 10 June 21 09:10 BST (UK) »
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it sure looks like Drakan on the Army Form

No it doesn't ! look at the D in December above it.

Arakan is part of present day Myanmar. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arakan
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Re: Sgt. Edward Marsh
« Reply #10 on: Thursday 10 June 21 09:35 BST (UK) »
There's a very lengthy article in the Bombay Gazette, 21 Dec 1825, about conditions in the 54th's Hospital serving the soldiers "in the midst of the swamps of Arracan" - spelled variously "Arrakan, Arakan, Arracan" throughout.
It is a real horror story.
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Aberavon - Hopkin/s, Jenkins, Thomas
St. Brides/Wick - Jenkins
Llanblethian -  Price
Abergwynfi -  Han(d)ford
Pontardawe -  Lewis.

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Re: Sgt. Edward Marsh
« Reply #11 on: Thursday 10 June 21 09:58 BST (UK) »
His 1829 pension record on FindMyPast shows "Arakan" more clearly.
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Re: Sgt. Edward Marsh
« Reply #12 on: Thursday 10 June 21 23:16 BST (UK) »
Good Morning all, thanks for your help interesting record about Bombay Gazette I will search and have a look, take care.

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Re: Sgt. Edward Marsh
« Reply #13 on: Friday 11 June 21 00:12 BST (UK) »
Good Morning hanes teulu had no luck in finding this article apparently you have to pay extra in Find My Past (already subscribed) and through Fibis found the paper etc, more payment required after advising me no cost. :'( I am getting tired of logging in all the time. :-[

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Janet :'(