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George Chatfield - c1848

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Maralyn Report 4 Jan 2020 14:10

Where can I get details of ancestors Court Marshall for desertion and dates of his service with the army? We know:

Court Trail Date: 19th March 1869
Place: Shorncliffe, Kent
Regiment: 73 Foot
Reference: WO 86/18

Newspaper article quoted 76 Foot not 73 Foot.

Would this information be free and available via the library system?



ArgyllGran Report 4 Jan 2020 16:42

The National Archives has some records of Courts Martial - info here:


ArgyllGran Report 4 Jan 2020 16:44

Or take out a 14-day free trial membership to Fold3.

George Chatfield
in the UK, Naval and Military Courts Martial Registers, 1806-1930

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Name: George Chatfield
Court or Trial Date: 19 Mar 1869
Court or Trial Place: Shorncliffe
Regiment: 73 Foot
Reference Number: WO 86/18

Source Citation
The National Archives of the UK; Kew, Surrey, England; Judge Advocate General's Office: District Courts Martial Registers, Home and Abroad; Series: WO 86; Piece Number: 18


Maralyn Report 5 Jan 2020 23:19

Thank you. Will check out information provided. :-)