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From: Sean Mac Lochlainn <>
Subject: Re: British Army
Date: Mon, 01 Nov 1999 17:05:02 -0800
In article <>, Sean Mac
Lochlainn <> wrote:
> In article <>, wrote:
> > Is there a way to trace an enlisted man's past through the
> > Army? My
> > grandfather came from Armagh and went to Halifax with the army
> > band. His
> > name was Felix Patrick Quinn. I believe he had a brother named
> > Owen. He was
> > born in 1842 in Armagh. I can trace him in Halifax, but before
> > that, I don't
> > know anything.
> > If anyone can help, I would appreciate it.
> > Thanks, Dottie
I forgot to add that British military records are about the best kind
of record you could hope for to cover that period. I believe they
include details of age/date of birth, parents/next of kin,
marriages/dependants, health, appearance, character, promotion, travel,
I believe their quality can be uneven though, depending upon the
regiment and the theatre of operations.
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