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    I am going in circles trying to find the army 1891 records.i've checked sites tat say they have them but all I find are BMD's but no census. Pease can you tell me where to look. If it is on A.. where do I look?

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    Which subscription site are you looking at?

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    I tried "A" at the library, but I couldn't find anywhere to search for army overseas. Could you please advise?

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    I spent a few minutes trying to find a suitable 'match ' iin the army records and couldn't. However that's not to say he has a mistranscribed birth date

    On the site select Military

    British Army WWI Medal Rolls Index Cards, 1914-1920 this is free to search but gives minimal info

    British Army WWI Service Records, 1914-1920

    However I think he may have been too old to serve WW1 being 40+ at the outset of the war. He could however have been in the Regular Army joining at say 18 ( 1890 - 1902) You know he was in civvy street in 1902! The records that have survived are on the FMP or the parent of this site FWR ( Forces War Records)

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    http://www.british-genealogy.com/thr...h-Army-records

    John seems to have been a labourer / dustman there are 2 trees on the site you use, both have the same info missing 1881-1902, this suggests a mistranscription, over 3 census returns not likely, army or other force, overseas, criminal etc a wider search and playing with the spelling of the surname may be needed!

    I can see Mary & the children but no John senior, presume he is working away or in the workhouse....I need to do the paid job now but will catch up later

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    Thank you. He was indeed in for the duration of WW1 [2/10th middlesex] His Ggrndaughter has this info but not his enlistment which would show his previous. I am curious to know why Gortonboy was so certain he was in India in 1891 and Africa in 1901!

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    His service record is on findmypast

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    Thank you Gortonboy. But I am stumped! I looked on there but all I could find waa either WW1 or WW2.
    Could you please advise me on which catagory to search. Yes. I know I.m not that smart.......

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    I have found the record mentioned and will admit I had dismissed it!

    joined Kings Royal Rifle Corp
    attested 20 Sept 1888 aged 18years
    b Battersea
    trade Printer
    father John of Drury Lane London,

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    Wow That's awesome. How is it that I can't find anything?! How and where can I get a copy of this record?

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    You will be able to order & view at a local family search centre ( may cost )

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    John Wallington
    United Kingdom, Chelsea Pensioners' Service Records Google this if you have difficulty with the site
    Name: John Wallington
    Event Type: Pension
    Event Year Range: 1760-1913
    Event Place: United Kingdom
    Birthplace: Surrey
    Birth Year (Estimated): 1870

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    FMP and purchase credits / a months subscription select the paygo / subscribe top right of home page.

    Not wanting to burst your bubble, this guy says he was a printer on the census records yours is a labourer / dustman!

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