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Prince Consorts own Rifle Brigade volunteers

Postby bakerton852 » Tue Jun 25, 2013 12:26 pm

Please does anyone have any information on the Rifle Brigade volunteers. I have a photo of My 2 x gt grandfather (born about 1851) taken in Woolwich Kent in the early 1880's, who I have been told was wearing the uniform of rifle brigade volunteers. I have not been able to find him on any census years. I am looking for my gt grandfather especially on the 1891 census. I wondered where the volunteers wuould have been based about the time of the 1881 and 1891 census. Thanks for any help offered.
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Re: Prince Consorts own Rifle Brigade volunteers

Postby ColinB » Tue Jun 25, 2013 12:47 pm

There is a some information here about the Rifle Brigade between 1878 and 1898

http://www.greenjackets-net.org.uk/rb/index.html

Have you looked for your ancestor's service record on findmypast ? With any luck it should show you where he was stationed . You haven't given his name so we can't help you check the census.

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Re: Prince Consorts own Rifle Brigade volunteers

Postby bakerton852 » Tue Jun 25, 2013 1:38 pm

Thanks.
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Re: Prince Consorts own Rifle Brigade volunteers

Postby ColinB » Tue Jun 25, 2013 2:20 pm

There's a possible 1881 census :

George Baker b 1855 London Middlesex Private 1st Bn R.B.
Civil Parish : Vessels
County/Island: Royal Navy
Street Address : " Crocodile"

Crocodile was a troop ship.
I couldn't find a service record on fmp.

Have you any baptisms for the children which would point to an address that could be searched for ?

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Re: Prince Consorts own Rifle Brigade volunteers

Postby ColinB » Tue Jun 25, 2013 2:57 pm

The 1881 census was taken on 3rd April . This page gives info on troopship movements :

http://www.garenewing.co.uk/angloafghan ... codile.php

It says Crocodile left Bombay 2nd April en route to Suez and Port Said , arriving Suez 14th April.

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