17 December 2016

Findmypast adds Middlesex War Memorials and British Army 6th Regiment of Foot Discharges 1854-1880

A couple of smaller databases of British-Canadian interest from Findmypast this week.

Middlesex War Memorials have been indexed for the communities of Acton; Ashford; Bedfont; Brentford; Chelsea; Chiswick; Cowley; Cranford; Ealing; Feltham; Fulham; Fulwell; Greenford; Hammersmith; Hampton; Hampton Wick; Hanwell; Hanworth; Harefield; Harlington; Harmondsworth; Hayes; Heston; Hillingdon; Hounslow; Isleworth; Kensington; Knightsbridge; Laleham; Littleton; Northwood; Norwood; Notting Hill; Pinner; Shepherds Bush; Shepperton; Southall; Staines; Stanwell; Sunbury; Teddington; Twickenham; Uxbridge; Whitton.

The database is based on transcripts created by the West Middlesex Family History Society containing 21,736 names.

You may not have thought about a relative killed in one of the World Wars, most of the memorials are for those wars, so it can be surprising to find their name. You'll likely find the surname, with initials, the place where the memorial is found and the war. One of my distant relatives I found on three different memorials in Brentford.
It's a mystery to me why one of those Brentford memorials would mention Sgt Robert Spall VC, born in Ealing, Essex, attested in Winnipeg, parents living in Montreal who served with the Princess Patricia Canadian Light Infantry, killed in action on 13 August 1918.

British Army discharges, 60th Foot 1854-1880 includes 10,966 transcript records with Name; Discharge year; Date; Service number; Rank; Regiment; Battalion; Casualty returns pension; Archive
and Archive reference. The regiment served in Canada during the Fenian raids and the Red River Expedition.

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