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'D' Battery, 4th Brigade RA

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I know this is somewhat 'off topic' but wasn't too sure which would be the best place to post.

I am hoping someone may know something about the Royal Artillery in 1870 - 1880, or may be able to point me in the right direction.

I am trying to find out some military background history for my great grandfather, Charles Clark, born in about 1845.

Charles' death certificate says he was an Army Pensioner and the 1871 Census shows him as a Private in 'D' Battery, 4th Brigade RA at the St Andrews barracks, Newcastle, Northumberland. He is absent from the 1881 census, so I wondered if he was abroad at the time and where he might have been stationed.

Any information on where he and his soldiering may have taken him would be much appreciated.

Thanks

Wendyel

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D Battery, 4 Brigade, RA had the following stations from 1871 to 1883:

Jan-Feb 1871: Newbridge

Mar 1871-Aug 1873: Athlone

Sep 1873-Apr 1874: Clonmel

May 1874-Jan 1875: Woolwich

Feb 1875-Mar 1875: On passage to India

Apr 1875-Nov 1875: Karachi

Dec 1875-Jan 1976: On the march

Feb 1876-Oct 1877: Hyderabad (redesignated as D Battery, 2nd Brigade, RA effective 1 July 1877)

Nov 1877-Sep 1878: Karachi

Oct 1878: on the march

Nov 1878-Feb 1880: Field service with the Kandahar Field Force (Second Afghanistan War)

Mar 1880-Dec 1883: Kirkee

Information from Battery Records of the Royal Artillery, volumes 2 and 3. Please be aware the men transferred in and out of batteries on a regular basis so there is no guarantee that he served with the same battery from 1871 to 1883.

Regards, Dick Flory

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D Battery, 4 Brigade, RA had the following stations from 1871 to 1883:

Jan-Feb 1871: Newbridge

Mar 1871-Aug 1873: Athlone

Sep 1873-Apr 1874: Clonmel

May 1874-Jan 1875: Woolwich

Feb 1875-Mar 1875: On passage to India

Apr 1875-Nov 1875: Karachi

Dec 1875-Jan 1976: On the march

Feb 1876-Oct 1877: Hyderabad (redesignated as D Battery, 2nd Brigade, RA effective 1 July 1877)

Nov 1877-Sep 1878: Karachi

Oct 1878: on the march

Nov 1878-Feb 1880: Field service with the Kandahar Field Force (Second Afghanistan War)

Mar 1880-Dec 1883: Kirkee

Information from Battery Records of the Royal Artillery, volumes 2 and 3. Please be aware the men transferred in and out of batteries on a regular basis so there is no guarantee that he served with the same battery from 1871 to 1833.

Regards, Dick Flory

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