Gonville Bromhead V.C.

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Gonville Bromhead V.C.

Postby DonovanGirl » 24 Oct 2015 14:29

He died of enteric fever in Camp Dabhaura, Allahabad on the 9th February 1891. My great grandfather was stationed in Allahabad Dec 1890, could he also have been based at Camp Dabhaura or some where else? He was with the SWB 2nd batallion. Thanks
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Re: Gonville Bromhead V.C.

Postby Frogsmile » 28 Oct 2015 13:59

DonovanGirl wrote:He died of enteric fever in Camp Dabhaura, Allahabad on the 9th February 1891. My great grandfather was stationed in Allahabad Dec 1890, could he also have been based at Camp Dabhaura or some where else? He was with the SWB 2nd batallion. Thanks


The 2nd Battalion SWB were in Bareilly as a main base in 1890 and Allahabad in 1891. It is very likely that your great grandfather was there at the same time.

Stations March 1890: http://usacac.army.mil/cac2/CGSC/carl/n ... 890CAC.pdf

Stations March 1891: http://usacac.army.mil/cac2/CGSC/carl/n ... 891CAD.pdf

You can also read the regimental history (online) up until 1892 here: http://www.archive.org/stream/cihm_0569 ... 1/mode/2up
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Re: Gonville Bromhead V.C.

Postby DonovanGirl » 01 Nov 2015 17:08

Thank you so much, I found the first 2 links before but not the 3rd one, been totally absorbed for the last 2 hours! Now I can build up a profile and timeline of his life so thanks again, very helpful.

I have his discharge document stamped Gosport, he completed 12 years service in 7/3/1891. Five days later another document "Transferred first class A.R" - does this mean army reserve?
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