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From: "Diane Packer" <>
Subject: Re: [NEW-ZEALAND-FENCIBLES] More on discharge papers
Date: Sun, 16 Nov 2008 18:06:31 +1100
I contacted the National Archives for discharge papers of my GGGrandfather,
Bryan Farrell. I received a quote ordered and they were sent to me
The photocopies (seven pages) are of good quality and well worth what I
spent (it was a while ago now, so can't recall exactly how much.) They were
securely packaged so arrived in excellent condition.
I have enlistment, places served, medical discharge, physical description
and information that "he was tried twice by Courts Martial in 1828, since
which time his character has been very good."
If anyone out there has a connection with Bryan and Margaret Farrell
(arrived on the Minerva, 8/10/1847) I'd be pleased to communicate with you.
I have a fair amount of information about them.
[mailto:] On Behalf Of sandra
Sent: Monday, 10 November 2008 8:57 AM
Subject: [NEW-ZEALAND-FENCIBLES] Update on discharge papers
Hi everyone.This is to update you on how I'm getting on about the discharge
papers for Roger Jones and John Christie. Everyone was very helpful with
their advice. I have ordered the appropriate films from the LDS centre. I
was told it could take 2 weeks or up to a year. Obviously the 2 weeks have
long gone, so I'm hoping it won't be many more months.I email the Auckland
Museum, asking if they held information, but did not get a reply. I was
given the Fencible book for my birthday and have generously been given
information other listers have gathered.Of course I can still purchase
photocopies from UK National Archives. It looks as if they are gradually
putting them on line which may make them cheaper.I'm not sure if the
information that Ancestry has for the month of November, free access to WW1
soldier papers has been posted. I think they have on line up to "N". The
UK and Canadian soldiers are also viewable, but not USA. Worth a look if
you have WW1 soldiers.CheersSa!
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