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Mary S (WA)
10-05-2008, 11:38 AM
My grandfather, born and bred in Co. Mayo, served in the Boer War. He was killed in 1915 in WW1 and served with the Loyal North Lancs Regiment. My father was born at Aldershot (British Army Base in Hampshire). Would anyone know if that means my grandfather had already arrived in England before he joined up with the LNLs? Could he have joined that regiment from Ireland? I do not know whether he served in the same regiment for the Boer War or whether that was an Irish regiment. Thank you all for your very helpful advice. I have now discovered (by guessing births dates and also Christian names) that my grandfather's name and address matches the births of at least 6 other childrem!!! I didn't know I had so many relatives.
Cheers Mary S (WA)
10-05-2008, 1:59 PM
1881.07.01 1st Battalion, The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment
1881 Ireland: Dublin
1884.01.15 India: Bombay
1884 India: Quetta
1898 Cape Colony
1899.10 South Africa
1902 England: Devonport
1904 Ireland: Kinsale
1910 Aldershot 2 Bde
1914.08 France and Flanders
1881.07.01 2nd Battalion, The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment
1881 India: Bengal
1883 England: Portsmouth
1885 Pembroke Dock
1890 Ireland: Enniskillen
1895 England: Preston
1904 South Africa
1910 India: Poona/Bangalore
1914.11 German East Africa 27 Ind Bde
1916.12 Egypt LofC
1918.06 France and Flanders 31 Div
1918.06 France and Flanders 34 Div
It looks like the 2nd Battalion were at Aldershot between 1897 - 1899 does that tie in with your fathers birth date?
Mary S (WA)
11-05-2008, 4:30 PM
Thanks for that info Keith. Where did you get it? I have been trrying to find something like that. Once I actually found names on troops on ships bound for South Afrioca and was trawling for ever through the thousands of names!!! At least I presume they were troops. But I don't know how I found that site nor what happened to it. I My dad was born in 1911 so I guess it was the first list youhad. That also had them in Kinsale in 1904 which would be when he met my grandmother who was born there. There is some story that she travlled to England and met him again there but I cannot find any trace of their marriage.
Mary S (WA)
11-05-2008, 4:44 PM
As a Irishman if he was in the LNL regiment during the Boer War would he have most likely joined the regiment in Ireland or in England to join up?
13-05-2008, 5:51 PM
Been away for a few days enjoying the sunshine here at the moment.
The info I gave you came from regiment.org but the site has been down for a number of months now. I can access it using the web.archive.org but its not that straight forward.
Try Kevin Asplin site :-
It has Nominal Rolls of Infantry Regiments in the Boer War in South Africa 1899-1902. These are extracted from the full rolls that I have for the following Regiments:
Loyal North Lancashire Regiment
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