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|28th August 2005||can anyone help me|
By Sam Beckett
Hi there my name is sam beckett i think i maybe related to one of the defenders of the post. can anyone help me. I would be greatful for any help. thanks you
|28th August 2005||Andrew|
First thing we would need is a name.Try the National Archives at Kew.They will have service records,though there id chance you may not find anything.You might want to even try finding a pro to do research into your family history.Best of luck with your search.
|28th August 2005||Peter Ewart|
As Andrew has said, you didn't indicate to whom you thought you may be related, nor how, nor where your supposition comes from. No-one can help you at all until you reveal all!
The names of virtually all the 150-odd defenders, including patients and "non-coms", are known (with a possible uncertainty over two or three) and you'll see them all listed on this site ("links" left - "Other Defenders -> "garrison roll") and elsewhere. Which of these did you have in mind?
If you're only aware of a possible link (through a family story perhaps?) then you'll have to let us know as much as you can in order to (a) enable at least a guess at which defender may be the one, and (b) suggest which sources or avenues to pursue.
As you'll probably know, a Pte William Beckett, 1/24, died of wounds a few hours after the engagement and it may be him you're thinking of, but if so it'll be a case of proving your connection to him by the usual genealogical procedures, or disproving same by similar methods.