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Herbert Joslin

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John Report 29 Oct 2020 13:53

Herbert was a London CIV volunteer who serves in South Africa during the Boer War.
where would I find his record of military service on the Boer WAR


Maddie Report 29 Oct 2020 14:06

is this him
Anglo-Boer War Records 1899-1902
Last name Joslin
Service number 1082
Rank Private
Regiment City Of London Imperial Volunteers
Rolls WO100/231 page 247
Year 1899-1902
Biography -
Country Great Britain
Record set Anglo-Boer War Records 1899-1902
Category Military, armed forces & conflict
Subcategory Boer Wars
Collections from Great Britain, UK None

in the UK, Military Campaign Medal and Award Rolls, 1793-1949

Name: H E Joslin
Service Date: 1899-1902
Service Place: South Africa
Campaign or Service: South Africa - Second Boer War
Regiment or Unit Name: City of London Imperial Volunteers
Regimental Number: 1082


in the UK, Imperial Yeomanry Records, 1899-190

Name: Herbert Joslyn
Rank: Private
Enlistment Age: 19
Attestation Age: 19
Discharge Age: 21
Event Type: Attestation
Birth Date: abt 1881
Birth Place: Sandhurst, Aldershot, Hants
Enlistment Date: 30 Jan 1901
Enlistment Place: London
Attestation Date: 5 Feb 1901
Attestation Place: 48 Duke St
Military Place: South Africa
Unit: D C O
Regiment: Imperial Yeomanry
Service Number: 24709
Discharge Date: 11 Aug 1902
Discharge Place: Aldershot
Mother: Hannah Joslyn budge street witham essex

several images can be viewed on ancestry


KathleenBell Report 29 Oct 2020 15:02

It looks as if his full service records have not survived. Around 70% were destroyed in a fire.

Kath. x


Maddie Report 29 Oct 2020 15:05

Name: Herbert Joslyn
Age in 1911: 29
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1882
Relation to Head: Head
Gender: Male
Birth Place: Witham
Civil Parish: Chelmsford
Search Photos: Search for 'Chelmsford' in the UK City, Town and Village Photos collection
County/Island: Essex
Country: England
Street Address: 9 Bradford Street, Bradford Rd, Chelmsford
Marital status: Married
Occupation: Plumber Master
Registration District: Chelmsford
Registration District Number: 194
Sub-registration District: Chelmsford
ED, institution, or vessel: 09
Piece: 10054
Household Members:
Name Age
Herbert Joslyn 29
Betsy Joslyn 40
Hannah Joslyn 51

Name: Herbert Joslyn
Gender: Male
Marriage Age: 28
Birth Date: abt 1882
Marriage Place: Witham, St. Nicolas, Essex, England
Marriage Date: 23 Apr 1910
Father: Charles Joslyn
Spouse: Betsy Kitson
Search Photos: Search for 'Witham, St. Nicolas' in the UK City, Town and Village Photos collection

Essex Baptism Index 1538-1920
First name(s) Herbert
Last name Joslyn
Baptism year 1886
Birth year 1882
County Essex
Country England
Place Witham
Mother's first name(s) Hannah
Father's first name(s) Charles George
Father's last name Joslyn
Birth date 09 Aug 1882
Baptism date 17 Sep 1886
Father's occupation Boot Maker
Residence Trafalgar Squre Witham


Maddie Report 29 Oct 2020 16:02

Last name Joslyn
Birth year 1878
Birth date 09 Aug 1878
Birth parish Sandhurst
Birth county Berkshire
Occupation Plumber & Fitter
Attestation year 1916
Attestation date 24 Aug 1916
Service number 219796
Spouse's first name(s) Betsy
Archive reference AIR 79/1979
Next of kin first name(s) Betsy
Next of kin last name Joslyn

Last name Joslyn
Service number F19796
Birth year 1878
Birth date 09 Aug 1878
Birth place Sandhurst
Birth county Berkshire
Birth country England
The National Archives
Archive reference ADM 188/599/19796
Record set British Royal Navy Seamen 1899-1924


JoyLouise Report 11 Feb 2021 16:33

John, try searching for member trees with him on.

I have some second cousins in Essex named Joslin and I know both (brothers) have done extensive research on their family history so they may be able to help you.

Good luck.


ArgyllGran Report 12 Feb 2021 10:31

JoyLouise -
As this thread is a few months old, and John didn't return to it, he may well not see your reply.

Try sending him a PM - which I'm sure you know about

The same applies to Lynn's thread about Horace Bailey, to which you've also added a post. She didn't return to her thread either.


JoyLouise Report 13 Feb 2021 11:00

Thank you ArgyllGran.

You may not remember helping me a few years ago - but I remember you doing so; so thank you also for that.