Frederick Charles Vickers (forum archive)

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File alt font awesome.svg Posted by patriciarobinson47 » Sun Aug 18, 2013 1:43 pm
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I am looking for info on Fred, full name Frederick Charles Vickers. I have Fred as being in 2nd batt border number 2324 and invalided from Transvaal 19.3.01 also 2324 but 1st batt any info gratefully accepted he died in Carlisle infirmary 1907.
File alt font awesome.svg Posted by IanT » Sun Aug 18, 2013 5:21 pm
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Hi Patricia,

there is a service record for him available from Findmypast. If you search British Army Service Records 1760-1915 for Frederick Vickers & it is one of a few records, but the only Border Regiment one. It is in the series WO 97.
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File alt font awesome.svg Posted by mrdeacon » Sun Aug 18, 2013 6:53 pm
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Hi Patricia,

I noticed you haven't got his 1890's census on your family tree on Ancestry.

Regards Mike.

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On ancestry I found the campaign medal and award rolls for Frederick Vickers, I hope all this helps a little.

Regards Mike.

File alt font awesome.svg Posted by hussar1000 » Sun Aug 18, 2013 7:08 pm
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2324 Fred Vickers served India and was issued the India General Service medal with clasp Waziristan 94-95, served 17.11.94 to 13.3.95.

He also received Queens South Africa medal with clasps Orange Free State, Transvaal and Natal. The roll states "To England invalided" and then "Discharged 19.8.01."

Hope this helps

Edit - Noticed someone else had already posted this info!!

File alt font awesome.svg Posted by IanT » Sun Aug 18, 2013 7:10 pm
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Mike, I don't think that's the right person in the 1891 census. Fred Vickers, 2324 Border Regt., was born (according to the service record) in Leighton Buzzard and enlisted 9th January 1888 in Carlisle. His father's name was John and mother Mary Ann. In the 1871 census the family are named Viccars!
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Here are the first and last pages of the service record.
File alt font awesome.svg Posted by IanT » Sun Aug 18, 2013 9:23 pm
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There is some conflict here. The Frederick Charles Vickers in the Ancestry family tree does not appear to match the Frederick Vickers in the Border Regt with regimental number 2324. The parents are different.

Patricia, where did you get the Border Regt info from that you first posted here?
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File alt font awesome.svg Posted by patriciarobinson47 » Mon Aug 19, 2013 7:57 pm
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The census is correct so it cant be Frederick Charles Vickers from Carlisle, thanks to all for your help so still looking so Fred number 2324 is not him.