SWB wrote:I don't think the Indian Mutiny rolls are part of Ancestry's medal roll offering - I think they are in the British Library, Ancestry's medal rolls are the WO100 class from The National Archives. FmP does not have any Victorian medal rolls.
Kevin Asplin published an Indian Mutiny medal roll in recent times - if no one has confirmed Honey's name in that roll I will check my copy tonight.
Maureene wrote:If he was discharged 1873 and had 22 years of service at 'Various stations in Madras Presidency' he must have joined up c 1851.
This seems to imply he would have joined the Madras Army, as the Royal Artillery was not in India in the years prior to the Indian Mutiny.
To my knowledge the Madras Army was not much involved in the Mutiny, and there must be a possibility that he did not get a medal.
If he did get a medal, the medal rolls at the British Library would be the source to look at. For more details, see the FIBIS Fibiwiki page Medal Rolls http://wiki.fibis.org/index.php/Medal_R ... ry_records
As a member of the Madras Army you would be able to research him further.
See the FIBIS Fibiwiki page Madras Army
In particular the records "Registers of Madras Army European Soldiers" IOR/L/MIL/11/101-108 1786-1860 are available at the British Library or on FamilySearch microfilm.
For interest, the FIBIS Fibiwiki page Royal Artillery has some details about the amalgamation of the Bengal, Madras and Bombay Artillery into the Royal Artillery
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