On 1871 census I note that some of his family were born in Ireland or West Indies, so it looks like they travelled a bit, with his regiment I presume?
So he spent the mid 50's in the West Indies and the late in Ireland according to your list and the births- even though he was in the Militia?
Would he have "retired?" in 1881 ? Just wondering why he would have said Cameronians on 1901 census?
simmo wrote:I am getting the picture now, so he was in the 26th Cameronians somewhere between 1841 and 1871 and was placed in the West Indies and Ireland at some stage then. Before or on 1871 he was noted as a Chelsea Pensioner so he was wounded? enough to get a pension out of the regular army, and he spent some time in Chelsea hospital?, but he was still capable of doing something so ended up in the 2nd Royal Lanark Militia as a Staff Sergeant, which he did until he retired and it was a part-time position.
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