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Paula Webb Lodnon, UK Dec 08, 2000
FOUND........commission papers [entry certificate] to British Army for a WILLIAM FRASER, born 12th May 1824, Inverness. His consignment form is dated 5th August 1859 - gaining rank as Ensign in the 61st regiment of Foot. [He was awarded this commission after service in India]. His height: 5ft 8ins. ALL ENQUIRIES WELCOME!! [The document was found in the trunk of my greatgrandmother Rosina Emily Saunders in London in 1950s - we don't why she had it as there are no Frasers in the family!] I have researched William joined the army as a private in 1844 and served in India 1845-1859 [including seige of Delhi] before serving in Mauritius, America and Bermuda. He returned to UK in 1864 and worked a Quartermast of 15th Regiment of Foot. He died around 1892. Whilst in India he married a Mary TANNER in 1853 and had two chidren in India by her: Mary b. 3 Jan 1851 and Alexander b. 27 April 1855.
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