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File alt font awesome.svg Posted by hussar1000 » 29 Feb 2012, 14:15
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Can anyone tell me where I would find muster rolls/service records etc. for the volunteer and militia bns just before the Boer war and also the years leading up to WW1?
File alt font awesome.svg Posted by IanT » 29 Feb 2012, 22:31
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I don't know of a central source for muster rolls but there are early service records on findmypast, digitised from National Archives holdings.
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File alt font awesome.svg Posted by plbramham » 01 Mar 2012, 00:12
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Maybe try : http://www.armymuseums.org.uk

Locally (Cumbria) I think there are some old documents for Westmorland & Cumberland Yeomanry at the (small) W & C Yeomanry Museum in the base of the Pele Tower at Dalemain House near Penrith at the head of Ullswater, Cumbria: http://www.dalemain.com You could try the Cumbria County Archives Service at County Hall, Kendal, Tel: 01539 721000, who may have some details of Border Volunteers from Kendal & Appleby, but I haven't checked. Unfortunately, like Ian, I've never heard of a central source, Paul

File alt font awesome.svg Posted by hussar1000 » 01 Mar 2012, 17:37
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Much as I feared. Thank you for your help.
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I just wondered if this book may be of any use to you? I think it was only about £5 but may be out of print, however I believe you can still order it on line from Waterstones:
"Border Regiment (34th Foot): Militia Attestations 1890-1913"
by J.A. Edmonds
Paperback 41 pages
Published 01/09/2005
Publisher Worldwide Family History Services
ISBN 9781902522524

Cheers, Paul.