View Full Version : Assistant Storekeeper - Crimean War

07-11-2010, 3:23 PM
A relative was an Assistant Storekeeper in the Crimean War.
Could anyone tell me please what an Assistant Storekeeper did back then and if there would be any records.


07-11-2010, 4:54 PM
Hello slanted welcome to Brit-Gen.

Do you have any further information, please? What is your source?

It may well be that he assisted with the storage of ordnance, i.e. the weapons and ammunition. :smile5:

07-11-2010, 5:43 PM
Do you have any further information, please? What is your source?

.............what was his name? - Have you looked at the army records on the pay-per-view site 'findmypast'?

08-11-2010, 6:42 PM
Thanks for the replies.

The relative I'm looking for is Thomas Mustard who served from 26th Sept 1855 - 29th July 1856

Sources of information I have is a Discharge notice dated 6th September 1856 which mentions assistant storekeeper
A letter which accompanied a medal granted by The Sultan for service in the Crimea
A personal reference to Thomas Mustard apparently by his superior officer
and an Irish Constabulary record which he was in before and after crimea

see below for copies, i find it very hard to read the writing especially the reference letter - which i can't make out at all !

http://img585.imageshack.us/img585/6082/crim004.th.jpg (http://img585.imageshack.us/img585/6082/crim004.jpg)

http://img593.imageshack.us/img593/8376/crim003.th.jpg (http://img593.imageshack.us/img593/8376/crim003.jpg)

http://img35.imageshack.us/img35/9783/crim005.th.jpg (http://img35.imageshack.us/img35/9783/crim005.jpg)

08-11-2010, 10:37 PM
I can make out most of it but I'm stumped by the last line and the prelude to the signature

This is to certify that asst. storekeeper Thos. Mustard has served under my orders from 26th Sept 1855 to the present date and that I very strongly recommend him as a steady active and trustworthy man who has given me very good assistance and satisfaction in the general superintendences of the ...?.?.....? employee at .?

A few extra words (in blue)

the general superintendences of the (Bakers?)
and workmen employed at (Kadikoi)

Commissariat (.....?)

Kadikoi Crimea

24 June 1856

(J/T?) Williams