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Online ShaunJ

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Re: William Brooks, 1851 census
« Reply #9 on: Sunday 19 November 23 15:26 GMT (UK) »
Just looking at the army record. Nearly 31 years of service, 1812-1843.
UK Census info. Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk

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Re: William Brooks, 1851 census
« Reply #10 on: Sunday 19 November 23 17:17 GMT (UK) »

Edit: what was the source for the information given on reply #4 ?  Birth date 19 Feb 1797 etc.
The parish register (available on Ancestry).
Transcription also available on FamilySearch.
Milligan - Jardine Glencross Dinwoodie - Brown: (Dumfriesshire & Kirkcudbrightshire)
Clark Faulds Cuthbertson Bryson Wilson: (Ayrshire & Renfrewshire)
Neale Cater Kinder - Harrison: (Warwickshire & Queensland)
Roberts - Spry: (Cornwall, Middlesex & Queensland)
Munster: (Schleswig-Holstein & Queensland) and Plate: (Braunschweig, Neubruck & Queensland & New York)

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Re: William Brooks, 1851 census
« Reply #11 on: Sunday 19 November 23 17:36 GMT (UK) »

Edit: what was the source for the information given on reply #4 ?  Birth date 19 Feb 1797 etc.
The parish register (available on Ancestry).
Transcription also available on FamilySearch.

Got it. Thanks. As you say, the transcript is difficult to read.
Allonby, Burns, Ibison, Park

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Re: William Brooks, 1851 census
« Reply #12 on: Sunday 19 November 23 17:49 GMT (UK) »
Just looking at the army record. Nearly 31 years of service, 1812-1843.

Yes, joined when he was 15. I'm now trying to find out more about him, and the regiment as it was in the early 1800s.
Allonby, Burns, Ibison, Park


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Re: William Brooks, 1851 census
« Reply #13 on: Sunday 19 November 23 22:22 GMT (UK) »
Despite the census saying 2nd Life Guards, his pension records only refer to him being in 1st Life Guards.
I have not seen his service documents on FindMyPast. Do they give information about being transferred from one regiment to another?

His military pension started on 9 Jul 1844. At that time he was resident in Chepstow.

I can see he received the 1815 Battle of Waterloo Medal. But I'm not seeing any other medals.
This might be useful ...
https://www.britishempire.co.uk/forces/armyunits/britishcavalry/1stlifeguards.htm

Milligan - Jardine Glencross Dinwoodie - Brown: (Dumfriesshire & Kirkcudbrightshire)
Clark Faulds Cuthbertson Bryson Wilson: (Ayrshire & Renfrewshire)
Neale Cater Kinder - Harrison: (Warwickshire & Queensland)
Roberts - Spry: (Cornwall, Middlesex & Queensland)
Munster: (Schleswig-Holstein & Queensland) and Plate: (Braunschweig, Neubruck & Queensland & New York)

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Re: William Brooks, 1851 census
« Reply #14 on: Monday 20 November 23 13:50 GMT (UK) »
Thanks Neale,
Unfortunately I don't have access to FindMyPast. I do have access to Ancestry, but I couldn't find any confirmed military records for William Brooks.  The link that ShaunJ provided gave access to FindMyPast British Army Service Records 1760-1915 Transcription, but it seems this record set is not available on Ancestry.
Chris.
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Re: William Brooks, 1851 census
« Reply #15 on: Monday 20 November 23 15:37 GMT (UK) »
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I have not seen his service documents on FindMyPast. Do they give information about being transferred from one regiment to another?

No, he was with 1st Life Guards throughout. Pension records show that he died on 4 September 1861.
UK Census info. Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk