Although this is related to my Afghan War research it has a wider scope, so I thought I'd post it in the Army section (though I'll be happy for it to be moved if there is a better home).
I have just finished the first phase of a fairly large research project - that of recording the dates and ships of embarkation for various regiments (those who served in the Second Afghan War 1878-80) travelling to and from India. I have only done the foot regiments so far, but do intend to add cavalry and artillery in the next phase.Here is the link
I have a few gaps and would be very grateful for anyone who can fill them with the correct data. My primary sources have been various nineteenth-century newspapers (The Times, Freeman's Journal, The Hampshire Advertiser etc.) so you'd probably be able to help me if you have a service record from a man who was in a transported regiment at the time, or if you have a regimental history.
Here are some of the gaps:5th Fusiliers
: when did they reach Alexandria from Kingstown? (sometime in Sep 1866, in two vessels - or did they go round the Cape?); what date did they reach India and on what ship?; and where did they land? (Karachi? Bombay? - I think it's Karachi.)King's Liverpool Regiment (8th Foot)
: when did they depart Bombay for Egypt, and in which ship? (sometime in 1892?)59th Foot
: what date (1867) did the Clyde reach Ceylon? What days in March 1869 did the Malabar depart Ceylon and arrive at Bombay? What day in Mar 1869 did the Euphrates reach Bombay?63rd Foot
: what day in Oct 1870 did the Serapis leave Queenstown?East Surrey Rgt. (70th Foot)
: What day in Oct 1871 did the Crocodile leave Queenstown (it was about the 6th, but I need confirmation). What day in Sep 1884 did the Himalaya leave Bombay?72nd Highlanders
: what day in Mar 1871 did the Crocodile reach Alexandria?92nd Highlanders
: what day in Feb 1868 did the Malabar depart from Suez for Bombay?
Many thanks! - Garen