Just wondering if anyone has any ideas about how I might check to see if the 72nd (Seaforth) Highlanders recieved a draft from the 42nd Highlanders (Blackwatch) prior to embarking for the 2nd Afghan War. I am interested to see if I can find any trace of my ancestor (see related post on Private William Nichol if your interested) transferring out of the 42nd and into the 72nd (he then seems to have transferred back from the 72nd to the 42nd in time for the Egypt 1882 campaign). Given that William was a short service man it does not appear that his service record was kept so I have to go the long way about trying to piece his service together. Doing this via the internet from Australia may also be a challenge it seems!!
Also - if anyone has any information around vessels used and embarkation points/dates that might give me a clue as to embarkation rolls that would be great as well (the 42nd appear to have been in Malta at this time - although some may have been doing something around Crete at this time as well.
Any hints would be greatly appreciated.