Pte W BROWN, 1/13th Foot South African wars, WWI?

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Pte W BROWN, 1/13th Foot South African wars, WWI?

Postby saunderb » 21 Aug 2009 14:50

Hi,

I'm new at this, so forgive me if I am sending this to the incorrect place. I would like to know how I can learn about a Pte. W. Brown. He was in the 1/13 Foot in the South African Wars (1878-9) and possibly WWI.

Thank you,

BLSH
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Re: information on soldier in South African Wars

Postby SWB » 21 Aug 2009 20:59

Hi,

If he was in WWI then try ancestry.co.uk and search the WWI service and pension papers. Otherwise it is a visit to The National Archives in London to check out the muster rolls, medal rolls and maybe the Victorian era discharge papers.

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Re: information on soldier in South African Wars

Postby Isandlwana » 22 Aug 2009 12:47

BLSH,

Just to add to your confusion, there are four men listed in the 1st/13th for the 1877-8-9 campaign medal roll: Pte. 36th Brigade/260 W. Brown; Pte. 36th Brigade/1298 W. Brown; Pte. 36th Brigade/574 W. Brown & Pte. 1st/13th/2077 W.J. Brown.

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