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Theodore Young Kellett 5 months 3 days ago #63270

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I ma currently doing my Masters Degree on Genealogy. I am looking for all information on my Great-Grandfather, Theodore Young Kellett. I noticed a document for him on your site called Attested: Jan 1895. Source: CMP 26. Where would I be able to find this source as it would obviously be of great help to me.
Also, anybody know where I can get his UK military records? He came to South Africa from Ireland to fight in the Boer War but also later served in WW1 and WW2 according to his handwritten notes.
Can anybody help please?
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Theodore Young Kellett 5 months 2 days ago #63272

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Found in Find-My-Past...…

First name(s) T Y
Last name Kellett
Service number -
Rank Unknown
Regiment Cape Police
Literary references Kimberley under siege 91
Biography -
Country Great Britain
Record set Anglo-Boer War Records 1899-1902
Category Military Service & Conflict
Subcategory Boer Wars
Collections from Great Britain, UK None


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Theodore Young Kellett 5 months 2 days ago #63273

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Hi IIze,

I can tell you that Theodore Young Kellett attested into the CP on the 28/01/1895 in Kimberley. He was 20 yrs and 11 months old at the time and born in Co Meath Ireland. Single and had previous service in the 4th Battalion of the Royal Dublin Fusiliers. There is not much in his papers and sadly only 3 pages have survived. The front page does show that he re attested in 1888 and on a few other occasions as well He attained the rank of Sub-Inspector.

I will get a better copy of his papers for you when next in the Archives and will also look through my other research boxes and see if I have his enlistment page for you.

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Hi again IIze,

I have a few other bits for you here,

Photo of his grave in Kimberley and a copy of his service sheet from CMP 109.

I also have his enlistment page in CMP 98 but this too large to post on the site. I will endeavor to make it smaller for you and perhaps email it to you. Please send me an email address.

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Part time researcher of the Cape Police and C.P.G Regiment.
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Theodore Young Kellett 5 months 2 days ago #63277

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Ilze,

There are also some pension papers, chargeable I'm afraid, here: www.findmypast.co.uk/search/results?firs...ountry=great+britain
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He was involved in the siege of Kimberley where he served with C Squadron, Cape Police. He earned the QSA and KSA.

He had previously served in the Bechuanaland Rebellion 1897 earning CGHGSM (1) Bechuanaland.
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