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Army service record lookup please
« on: Tuesday 24 August 21 18:58 BST (UK) »
Hi
I'm looking to check service record of
William Powell b circa 1860, Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan
24 Infantry Brigade
Reg no 24 BD/2228
enlisted 1879
discharged 1891

Thanks in advance

Jayne

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Re: Army service record lookup please
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 24 August 21 19:04 BST (UK) »
There are 6 pages re his service record available on Findmypast. Are you looking for anything in particular.

John
HOOD- STAFFORDSHIRE/LONDON/AUSTRALIA
WALKER-LONDON
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GOSLING-DEVON

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Re: Army service record lookup please
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 24 August 21 19:10 BST (UK) »
I haven't got a subscription to Find my past.
I'd like to check if it s my gg granddad

Does it give his address?
His next of kin?
What campaign did he fight , if he ever did?
What was his conduct like?

Not sure what other info would be on it.


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Re: Army service record lookup please
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 24 August 21 20:57 BST (UK) »
Maybe your local library offers FindMyPast?
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Re: Army service record lookup please
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 24 August 21 21:07 BST (UK) »
Sadly not , only Ancestry which luckily i can access from home.

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Re: Army service record lookup please
« Reply #5 on: Monday 13 September 21 13:13 BST (UK) »
I haven't got a subscription to Find my past.
I'd like to check if it s my gg granddad

Does it give his address?
His next of kin?
What campaign did he fight , if he ever did?
What was his conduct like?

Not sure what other info would be on it.
Home address given as 10 Queen's Street Merthyr.
Served in Gibraltar, Natal & Mauritius
Character on discharge is given as 'Good'
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Brompton: Burn, Winn
Bedale: Caygill,Auton
Greenock: Wilson, Crawford, Gillies, Blue & others

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Re: Army service record lookup please
« Reply #6 on: Monday 13 September 21 13:58 BST (UK) »
Next of kin named as father John.

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Re: Army service record lookup please
« Reply #7 on: Monday 13 September 21 21:04 BST (UK) »
Thank you Johnboy & shaunj,
This could be the chap I'm looking for, father's name is correct. Address not so sure, yes he was from Merthyr but not come across that address yet. More digging to do!!

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Re: Army service record lookup please
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 05 October 21 17:07 BST (UK) »
Hi there
Does it give his date of birth please?