3630 Private George Latham

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3630 Private George Latham

Postby onlythiswayup » Thu Nov 08, 2012 7:34 pm

I wonder if you can help me.

I think my great grandfather George Latham born 1874 was in the 2nd battalion Worcestershire regt his army number is 3630.

I've found out that he served in the the 1899-1902 boer war.

I would like to try and find his army record to confirm that this is my great grandfather, any advice you could give me would be a great help.

Thank you

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Re: 3630 Private George Latham

Postby corona » Fri Nov 09, 2012 10:50 am

Hi Tina,
There are 10 pages of Service Papers for 3630 Pte. George Latham Worcestershire Regt. on FIND MY PAST.
Born 1874 at St. John , Liverpool. Attested 23/2/1893 ,aged 18 Yrs. 1 month, for the Worcesters.
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Re: 3630 Private George Latham

Postby onlythiswayup » Fri Nov 09, 2012 12:33 pm

Hi
Thank you for your help. My great grandfather was born in 1874 but in Birkenhead, Cheshire, he moved down with his family to colwall, Herefordshire , so maybe this isn't him. On his marriage certificate 7/4/1902 it says that that he was in the 2nd battalion worcester regt in Tipperary, Ireland. Looks like I'm back to stage one.

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Re: 3630 Private George Latham

Postby corona » Tue Nov 13, 2012 12:18 pm

I've looked again at the set of Papers I directed you to. Apart from the birth location(many reasons for an apparent error)much of the other information seems correct.
Army number most important.
Date of Attestation.
Next of Kin - Mother Harriet plus sibblings living in East Herefordshire/West Worcestershire.
Army release post Boer War whilst in Ireland
A Death Notice records Evesham 1943
I believe him to be your relation.
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Re: 3630 Private George Latham

Postby onlythiswayup » Tue Nov 13, 2012 1:34 pm

Hi

Thank you so much, it is my grandfather and I have just bought the documents.

Thank you again

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