Early Assignments

July 13, 2012 at 9:58 pm Leave a comment

In an earlier post, I listed the places where William was stationed before his regiment (69th Foot) went to India. The Nafziger Collection adds more detail to the information I found in William’s pension records and also contain a few contradictions.

Remember that William attested into the Army in Perth in 1854 when he was only seventeen years old. The rest of the information in this paragraph come from the Nafziger Collection. Since he was underage, he did not receive his first assignment with the 69th Regiment until 1855 when he went to Barbados in the West Indies (part of the British Empire). His regiment then went to the Madras Presidency in India from 1857 to 1859. From September, 1859, to 1862, the men were in Burma, living in the cities of Tonghoo (or Toungoo or Taungoo) and Moulmein. Rangoon is mentioned in the history of the 69th Regiment but not in the Nafziger Collection.

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