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Syd Report 1 Sep 2013 09:02

Hello Everybody,
I am researching two men from Kinsale and one
enlisted in the Army 17-10-1894, he was born 1866 but his records state that
he was born 1873, the other man enlisted in the Navy Feb: 1917 and he was
born 2-4-1882 and his records state that he was born 1-5-1898. I have double
checked and I have the correct men because all other details on their
records are correct. Can anyone suggest why the dates stated are incorrect.
Thank you.




patchem Report 1 Sep 2013 09:48

For the first man, do the records state he was born in 1873, or just that he was aged 21 and above? (Just a complete guess when I noticed his claimed age would be 21)
Could you give us their names so we can have a look?


Porkie_Pie Report 1 Sep 2013 10:25

Duplicate, also on Military Chat board



Syd Report 1 Sep 2013 11:11

Thank you for your help< The first man is GEORGE ROBERT TUCK b 1866. his record states he Enlisted In the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers 17-10-1894 aged 21 years & 4 months.
The 2nd man was JAMES OCONNELL, he Enlisted in the Navy 25-2-1917, he was born 2-4-1882, his Navy record has his birth date as 1st May 1898.


Reggie Report 1 Sep 2013 12:41

I can't imagine that the Navy would accept someone aged 35 as being 18 - simply not feasible