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the 2nd Madras (European) Light Infantry

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Last Edited: 17 Jun 2020

Military Service

  • Military Service*: The 2nd Madras (European) Light Infantry William Kinnear European (Madras) Light Infantry on 6 April 1857 at Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, , Entry from Bombay Soldiers Records 1851-1857 A-K
    Entered the Service
    Surname Kinnear
    Forename(s) William
    Rank or Situation Private 2nd European Light Infantry
    Regimental Number 2796
    Occupation before Enlisting Mason
    Town and County Forfar, Forfar
    Where first enlisted Dundee
    Date of Attestation 6 April 1857
    Term of enlisted service 12 years
    In what ship arrived from Europe, or Service Entertained Vernon
    Year of Arrival or When that service entertained 1857
    Date & nature of Casualty Died 24 June 1858 at Belgaum. Cas. List 1 Jul
    IOR Reference L/MIL/12/113.1


  1. [S49] Website Web Site online (www.) Families in British India Society Database
    Record details
    Bombay Soldiers Records 1851-1857 A-K
    Data table details
    Date transcribed
    Transcribed by Robert Charnock & FIBIS Volunteers
    Comment The following is a transcription of the soldiers of the Bombay Army taken from India Office Records L/MIL/12/113.
    Note that, for some reason, there are no microfilm copies of these records available in the cabinets in the Asia & African Studies
    Reading Room at the British Library.
    http://www.search.fibis.org/frontis/bin/simplesearchsummarycat.php?mode=q [Oct 2014].