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Callow James Grenadier Guards New Windsor

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master brummie
Hi
I have found James Callow living at 13 Love Lane, New Windsor on the 1881 census serving as a private in the Grenadier Guards. However on his wedding certificate for June 1881, he and his wife are listed as living in the Infantry Hospital???? Not sure why this would be the case :confused:
 

pjmburns

master brummie
I just did a search and I think it looks as if Love Lane is behind the Barracks so perhaps the address is the same.
Houses in hospital grounds??
 
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master brummie
Hi Janice

You are a star! what search did you do please so I can try doing it myself please.

Best wishes
Alison
 

mikejee

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It seems to be next door to the basrracks, but separate/ See map below in red (ignore red marker)

map windsor c1876-81 showing love lane.jpg
 
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pjmburns

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Hi Janice

You are a star! what search did you do please so I can try doing it myself please.

Best wishes
Alison
I went on a hunch and googled "love lane barracks". Several results came up.
Do you know his job in the army?
As he was a regular soldier you might be able to find his army records - FMP have some. For my g grandfather (similar date) I contacted his regiment archivist (found online) and they put me in touch with someone who I paid to search the national archives but they are now on FMP.
 
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Thank you both so much. You seem to have magic fingers. I try loads of searches and come up with nothing!!!

I think he was a private in the 1st battalion. I have found information regarding his discharge from the army. I still cannot find him in the 1911 census though....
 
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