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moonlightmaggie
30-11-2007, 10:59 AM
hi new in here.
i'm doing a family tree and have come across this information:how do i verify it?
JOHN ATKIN

6TH ENISKILLEN DRAGOONS
MEDALS:
CRIMEA
CLASPS ALMA?
INKERMANN BALAKLAVA
SEBASTOPAL
TURKISH MEDAL

is there a way i can check this out?

any advise would be appreciated

Peter Goodey
30-11-2007, 11:31 AM
Unless you have a source for the information that you "came across", I would suggest that you'll have to treat it as a clue and look for his army records at the National Archives.

Discharge papers are usually the best thing to look for first and sometimes they tell you all you need to know.

The information you need is here...
http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/catalogue/RdLeaflet.asp?sLeafletID=14

Note that if he was in the Crimean War, you won't be surprised not to find him listed by name in the catalogue. You'll see from reading the research notes that you'll need to know approximately when he was discharged.
The information you're looking for is not online.

Lawrence W. Crider
29-09-2008, 1:34 AM
Atkin, Pte John (830)
Oct to Dec 1854: with Service Troops the entire period; 3 days on board ship; paid 92 days ordinary pay and 92 days at 2d GC pay [54-4-5].
Jan to Mar 1855: with Service Troops the entire period; paid 90 days ordinary pay; stoppages for 90 days ashore at 4 1/2d per diem [55-1-5]. Remittance of 3-0-0 to Margaret Atkin [55-1-21].
Apr to Jun 1855: with Service Troops the entire period; 91 days ordinary pay and 91 days at 2d GC pay; stoppages for 91 days ashore at 4 1/2d per diem [55-2-5].
Jul to Sep 1855: with Service Troops the entire period; paid 92 days ordinary pay and 92 days at 2d GC pay; stoppages for 83 days at 4 1/2d per diem and 9 days at 3 1/2d per diem [55-3-5].
Crimean Medal [233][JDC]; with I Clasp [233][JDC]; and B Clasp [256][JDC]; with B Clasp Notation [233]; and S Clasp; regt. 11/8/56 [245][JDC].
dis (pens) 8/12/60 or 68; PL 12/68? [CL].

This is what you will find about him on the Muster Rolls at the National Archives . . . I am working on a book on the Heavy Brigade and have copies of Musters from October 1854 through September 1855

Cheers,

Lawrence W. Crider

moonlightmaggie
30-09-2008, 8:08 AM
thank you for the information.
good luck with the book