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WW1 soldier died in 1900?


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I was browsing the WW1 Service Records on Ancestry and came across William Carmichael, KOSB (Regimental Number 6421), enlisted in 1898 and died in 1900 at Bloemfontein.

So in what sense is this a "WW1 Service Record"?

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There are pre-1914 service records mixed in.

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Thanks all. No special interest in this man, just wondered why his record was in the WW1 Service Records file on Ancestry. I wasn't aware that these included some pre-war records. I don't suppose many other people are either.

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Hes in Grave No 918.

Church of England Old Cemetery

Bloemfontein

918 L/Cpl W.Carmichael

K.O.S.B.

18/6/1900.

I'm interested in where that information came from. I'm looking for the burial location of Wm. Kinght (St. John Vol. Ambulance Corps) who reportedly died at Bloemfontein in 1900. Any ideas?

Cheers.

Andy.

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Pte William Knight is buried in President Avenue Cemetery, Bloemfontein. Died of disease. Died 27.06.1900

Source: 'In memoriam. Roll of Honour Imperial Forces. Anglo-Boer War 1899-1902' by Steve Watt.

This contains the resting place and other details of over 25000 British servicemen who died in that war.

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I was lead to believe all Boer war casualtys had their papers destroyed

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I actually found some older records than that. For example there is a record for Joseph Elliott who enlisted in 1854 and died in 1880.

Only a very few records of this age, but interesting nonetheless.

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