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Postby Editor » Tue Feb 25, 2014 5:23 pm

We usually get lots of responses to our 'You're the expert' page of the magazine, but this month it has been suspiciously quiet. If you've got a copy of the March issue, turn to page 45 and see if you can help solve someone's mystery. Perhaps the challenges we set were too hard this month!

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Re: You're the expert

Postby coopernicola » Tue Feb 25, 2014 6:08 pm

There is a substantial Family Tree (Newsome) on Ancestry with James BRITTON, but this does not contain any source material. Perhaps contacting the owner may be helpful if Liz had a subscription?
I've nothing helpful for the others sadly.

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Re: You're the expert

Postby Editor » Wed Feb 26, 2014 10:42 am

Thanks Nicola, that's still helpful!
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Re: You're the expert

Postby Sylcec » Thu Feb 27, 2014 12:20 pm

Hello Sarah - have only just started looking at the March mag, having just returned from 2 weeks in lovely Tasmania.
Re: Sergeant John Thompson Wright & fellow NCOs
As the names of the other Sergeants are not known, I can't see any other way of approaching this problem except via the Regiment. The Long Long Trail at http://www.1914-1918.net/hussars.htm gives the WWI deployment as follows:
14th (King's) Hussars
August 1914 : in Mhow in India, part of the Meerut Cavalry Brigade.
September 1914 : came under command of 14th Cavalry Brigade in Meerut Divisional Area.
November 1915 : left Brigade and landed in Mesopotamia, came under orders of 6th Indian Cavalry Brigade.
May 1918 : left Brigade and moved to Persia.

It is possible that the Unit Historical (Diary) records may be helpful, they are at TNA and may have been digitised:

14th King's Hussars, later 14th/20th King's Hussars

War Office and Ministry of Defence: Army Unit Historical Records and Reports. 14th King's Hussars, later 14th/20th King's Hussars.

Collection: Records created or inherited by the War Office, Armed Forces, Judge Advocate General, and related bodies
Date range: 1910 - 1938
Reference:WO 305/4338/20
Subjects:Armed Forces (General) | Army

I don't know if pay or muster rolls survive, but they would certainly have a list of Sergeants in the regiment.

It is also possible (though I haven't checked) that the India Office may hold embarkation or deployment records for the 14th Hussars going to India.

Sorry that I can't be of more specific help.
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Re: You're the expert

Postby Editor » Thu Feb 27, 2014 1:45 pm

Thanks Sylvia, we've sent the pages off for our April Q&A now, but I'll hold onto this for May and forward it on to the reader.

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