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mikehm

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Dear All,

 

Does anyone know of a professional researcher working at the NRS reading room in Edinburgh?   I need a look-up in the records of the Forfar Militia for 1807 ( http://catalogue.nrscotland.gov.uk/nrsonlinecatalogue/details.aspx?reference=SC47%2f72%2f4&r=sc47%2f72 - for a John Tindal, who volunteered on 2nd September that year to 46th Foot, and who earned an MGS with clasps for Martinique and Guadaloupe).   Not that I have the faintest idea of what these records contain, but I can but hope for an age and place of birth, and maybe an occupation and residence as well.   As a volunteer, he signed up for a specific length of service, was discharged time expired in 1821, was therefore not entitled to a pension, so there are no WO97 or WO121 files for him.   Sadly, there seems to be nothing in WO96 either.

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Mike  -  I think this request has 'stumped' us  !    I would suggest contacting the Reading Room and ask for their recommendations.

You could also look in a recent copy of the MEDAL YEARBOOK  and see who is advertising. Hope this helps.  Mervyn

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It stumped the British Medal Forum and all my Facebook friends as well.   Scholarship seems thin on the ground north of the border!   I shall have a look in the back of the MYB, and, failing that, try the reading room direct.   Many thanks.

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