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Next of Kin 1 month 4 weeks ago #71386

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Okay, an engineer from Dublin and actually born in Dublin, it does not get much better than that, it is interesting to see that he has attested into the IY using those particular papers which were normally the preserve of the Army, I assume that is all that was available at the time.
No need to go to Kew, as David points out WO128 is available and I can simply send you the six folio if you wish.
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fseville wrote: Thank you so much, Frank, for taking the time and trouble to reply to me.

I have my grandfather's "Short Service (Army Form B. 265)" with which he signed up. I also have his "Statement of the Services" with which he was discharged. Is there anything else in writing about him which might exist and where might this be? As you are aware I am particularly interested in next of kin information.

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Dear David

Thank you so much for the interest that you have taken in this and the information you have provided. I will subscribe to Findmypast and obtain the information that you have suggested.
Frustratingly, the Irish census records of 1901 do not cover 18 Moyne Road. The 1911 does but, by then, my grandfather had moved to England.

Incidentally, I am also interested in the 74th (Dublin) Company of the Imperial Yeomanry, in which he served and any suggestions about how to find out more information about the battles they were involved in would be most welcome.

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Dear Frank

Thank you again, Frank, for your reply and continued help and interest in my searches.

Any information that you could send me would be very much appreciated.

Yours sincerely

Frank Seville

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No problem, just need a valid email address for you, or you can simply save them from this post.
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Thank you again, Frank, for your reply and continued help and interest in my searches.

Any information that you could send me would be very much appreciated.

Yours sincerely

Frank Seville


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Next of Kin 1 month 3 weeks ago #71566

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Hi Frank

Sorry to reply so slowly to you. I wasn't sure whether you were emailing me or posting on the website. Anyway thank you so much for sending me the documents, which I have downloaded. It's a nuisance that the next-of-kin section is blank but I have an address and will pursue that. One last thing I wondered if you had any ideas about how I might find out more about my grandfather's regiment which was the 74th (Dublin) Company of the Imperial Yeomanry.

Not to worry if you can't help me further. I am delighted with the further prgress that I have made, as a result of your assistance.

Thank you again.

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Frank,
I think to be quite honest you have to explore all avenues, I note there was a George Waldron living on William Street North in Dublin in 1910 on the electoral roll, who is shown on the cities own council library and archive site for example.
With the 74th, I would just go with published accounts, certainly from memory, at least, members of the 74th were engaged in a desperate fight at Rooikoppjes in late August 1901, defending a convoy on it's way to Griquatown, their contribution cannot be overstated, there were some very good men in that particular company although George Waldron was not amongst them at that point in time.
With regard to Imperial Yeomanry in general, it is not something that has ever really interested me, I have to say that I have never really liked the basic concept , actually having served within the ranks of a particular counties Yeomanry Cavalry force for a few years was one thing, but, many of those who joined the IY during the Anglo Boer War had not and this really began to show six months down the line on campaign.
If you look at the events at Lindley towards the end of May 1900 you begin to wonder just how much out of the comfort zone many of these men actually were and whilst the 74th were not involved in that particular show, a great many Irishmen were.
From memory at least, the 13th Battalion's companies included the likes of Earl of Longford and Viscount Ennismore as well as the rankers, many of who were members of the Irish gentry, you know, the public school types, but, what was needed were professional soldiers and these men simply were not.

Anyway Frank, I wish you good luck with your research.
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fseville wrote: Hi Frank

Sorry to reply so slowly to you. I wasn't sure whether you were emailing me or posting on the website. Anyway thank you so much for sending me the documents, which I have downloaded. It's a nuisance that the next-of-kin section is blank but I have an address and will pursue that. One last thing I wondered if you had any ideas about how I might find out more about my grandfather's regiment which was the 74th (Dublin) Company of the Imperial Yeomanry.

Not to worry if you can't help me further. I am delighted with the further prgress that I have made, as a result of your assistance.

Thank you again.

Regards

Frank Seville

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