Research Case Studies

These research case studies are provided to help other people carrying out similar work.

They give an idea of the records we use, and the effort involved to build a complete picture and complete the project.

The case studies also show that investigating the military career of an ancestor or a relative can sometimes take a considerable amount of effort.

2225 Corporal Patrick McNamara of the 19th Foot Knowing only his great grandmother’s dates of birth and death, Edward Nicholl was able to find out a wealth of detail about this lady’s father, who had enlisted with the 19th Foot in 1846 and went on to fight in the Crimea and British India.
2353 Private Richard Davis of the 19th Foot Research by Kevin Morris into the military career of a soldier of the 19th Foot who served in the regiment between 1848 and 1870 provides a fascinating account of a soldier of that period.
Eric George Wellesley of the 8th Battalion of the Yorkshire Regiment An account describing how John Sly investigated the military history of an officer who was killed in the First World War.   The research followed being given a photograph of a young soldier, and trying to determine what had happened to him.
Corporal Arthur Curson of the 2nd Battalion Green Howards Gavin Engelbrecht traces the life of his great-grandfather who was killed on the first day of the Battle of Neuve Chapelle in March 1915. Gavin also includes some notes on how he came to do the research into his great-grandfather’s military career, and how the Green Howards Museum was able to help in carrying out this research.

These documents are in PDF format. To view them you will need Adobe Reader™ installed on your computer. If clicking on any of the links below produces unexpected results you may need to install this on your computer. To download Adobe Reader to your computer free of charge click here.

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