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Hello from New Member

Postby londonscot » 28 Feb 2017 22:52

Good Evening from a New Member.

I now live in Essex after a long sojourn in London. My interest is the history of the British Army, specialising in the Highland Regiments. This covers all periods from the raising of the regiments to the present day. Over the years I have amassed a library of all the regimental histories and most memoirs and biographies relating to the Highland regiments. Also pamphlets, ephemera and rolls of honour on the same subject. I also have histories to almost every other British regiment. I am happy to share any of the information contained in this collection with other members.
I look forward to adding to the forum in due course.

Here's tae us,
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Re: Hello from New Member

Postby jf42 » 02 Mar 2017 09:37

Welcome to the forum. You'll have seen that we are often exercised here by conundrums arising from Highland and Scottish military dress. We'll look forward to your entering the fray.
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Postby Mark » 02 Mar 2017 10:39

Warm welcome to the forum!

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Re: Hello from New Member

Postby margaretb » 28 Mar 2017 20:25

Hello I am Margaretb, and a new member to the Forum, so am finding my way about.. I am researching my Great Grandfather who was in the Army Service Corps. He died in Egypt in 1885, and because he died in service his records were destroyed, but at the Archives at Kew, I was able to trace him via the Army pay rolls,. I found him from 1885 back September 1870, his adress then was 109 Victoria Street, Westminster, in London. What I wish to find out is when he actually joined the Army, and if there will still be a record somewhere of his enlistment.
thank you, Margaret
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Re: Hello from New Member

Postby Frogsmile » 28 Mar 2017 20:33

margaretb wrote:Hello I am Margaretb, and a new member to the Forum, so am finding my way about.. I am researching my Great Grandfather who was in the Army Service Corps. He died in Egypt in 1885, and because he died in service his records were destroyed, but at the Archives at Kew, I was able to trace him via the Army pay rolls,. I found him from 1885 back September 1870, his adress then was 109 Victoria Street, Westminster, in London. What I wish to find out is when he actually joined the Army, and if there will still be a record somewhere of his enlistment.
thank you, Margaret


Welcome to the forum Margaret. There are some experts on the ASC in the forum (look out for member 'Waggoner') and a forum fellow, Maureene, can often give excellent advice on relevant sources of records. Good luck. In the meantime, if you carry out searches in the various sections using the acronym, ASC, you can browse through the fruits of earlier research.
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Postby Waggoner » 28 Mar 2017 22:23

Margaretb,

Welcome to the Forum! Besides the army pay rolls, have you checked the quarterly muster rolls and the description books? I have used these to trace soldiers prior to the 1860s but don't know how long they were in use. Mark Reid wrote a book about the C&TC in Egypt. If you give me your Great Grandfather's name, I can look hm up in the book. He should be mentionned. Mark is a member here and will hopfully join in.

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Re: Hello from New Member

Postby margaretb » 01 Apr 2017 18:50

Dear Waggoner, thank you, My Great Grandfathers name was Thomas b Mitchell Army no. 1590. and was in the Army Service co. in 1870 until 1885 when he died in Suakin. He seemed to be in the Pay Dept. most of the time. , and in 1880 November, he was attached to the Royal Artillary, but they did not list attached personel. what I want to find out is when he actually joined up and where. There is a possabilty he came from Leek in Staffordshire, but there is a question mark about that, believe his date of birth to be about 1846 .
I will be grateful for any information, Margaretb
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Re: Hello from New Member

Postby margaretb » 01 Apr 2017 18:53

Hello Waggoner, just realised I did not answer your question re quarterly muster rolls . I dont think so, and we did not know of any Description book, what is that? it sounds interesting, Margaretb
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