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Soldier in 1866

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James Report 31 Oct 2013 20:56

My Great-Great Uncle on his wedding registration listed his prof as a soldier. Any ideas on how to confirm or trace this 'fact' ?.
Jim M


Andysmum Report 31 Oct 2013 21:46

His profession will be shown on the 1871 census and also on the birth certificates of any children. If you are lucky, the latter may also show the regiment.


Jonesey Report 31 Oct 2013 21:49

Have you looked for him on the 1861 and 1871 census records to see what was indicated as his occupation at those times?


James Report 31 Oct 2013 22:11

Thanks for the replies. Neither of them appear on the 1871, 1881 or 1881census.

was plain ann now annielaurie

was plain ann now annielaurie Report 31 Oct 2013 22:39

You could search the British Army Service Records on FMP for him


James Report 1 Nov 2013 15:47

Thanks to all. I found my g-g Uncle in genes-re Armed Forces. He signed up in 1857, as a Private , stationed in Bermuda,1861. He was discharged in 1878 as a Sgt. Major, Dorsetshire Reg. 39th & 54th Foot. :-)