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Caryl

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  1. Michael Yes, I've noticed it too, from just searching the catalogues online at the NA. I'm not sure if my gt grandfather Henry Carney was the first to join up or if he came from a long line of soldiers. Going to look into it soon, May just be the very common surname of course I don't think the medal is for one of mine, but thanks for telling me about it Graham many thanks for that list, it helps a lot Caryl
  2. Thanks Arthur Sorry I hadn't realised that anyone had replied here Caryl
  3. New member here I've put most of the research I have so far on my Carney 15th regiment of foot - East Yorkshire Regiment soldier ancestors on a page here - this is just a rough version, needs tidying up and I have more info to add, there are also snippets & photos about other EYR soldiers on the page and I intend to add more Carney: East Yorkshire Regiment family Henry Carney, my great grandfather joined the 15th Regiment of Foot in 1858, Henry was discharged to pension in 1880. His five sons joined the East Yorkshire Regiment, having been educated at the Royal Hibernian Military School. The five brothers joined the regiment at a very young age and served in the Boer War and WW1, amazingly four of them survived. The 5 brothers between them had 26 medals: 1 MC, 3 DCM, and 22 other medals I was very pleased to find this forum as I've a few queries. I intend at some stage to hire a researcher to look into Henry's service records but meanwhile I would like to know, if possible what campaigns the 15th Foot would have been involved in during the time period 1858-1880. I do have some old 'Snappers' that give details of the history of 15th foot, but so far too early for my man On one of Henry's sons' birth certificates (image on page above) it shows that he was born at Island Bridge Barracks Dublin 1888 and his father was by that time a Military pensioner. What would he have been doing still living in barracks at that time with his family? eight years after his discharge from pension? Later the family were living in Kilmainham Terrace, Dublin - I've visted that area in Dublin, and the old hospital and gaol, and the Island Bridge barracks and very interesting it is too Caryl
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