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William Child No.3876, Lincolnshire Regiment, 1894.

2 April 2014

Dear Sir
Among my late father's papers I found photographs and letters from his Uncle Willy, My Grandfather's Brother in law. His name was William Child and he enlisted in the Lincolnshire Regiment in February 1894.

I believe from the documents and photographs he served in Gallipoli as in one of his letters he talks of the Turkish sharpshooters, he also served in the second boer war where I think most of the photographs were taken. One shows a March Past of The Lincolnshire Regiment before The Prince of Wales.

I believe he may have also served with the Queens Royal West Surrey Regiment, as my research on the internet shows a William Child (Service No 3235) wounded at Colenso on 15th December 1899.

Yours Sincerely
Ian S Crosswaite

His form of attestation says that William was 19 years and seven months when he joined up, and that he had lived away from home for (at least) three years before that due to the fact that he was a seaman.

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William Child

Army Form B.265

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The Lincolnshire Regiment

Boer Prisoners

Wellington, India, 1899.

Rock, Southern India.
Do you know the exact location of this fortress (above)?
If so, please email to tell us: - Ed.

Dhunjeebhoy, Southern India.

Lincolnshire Regiment: Frinchipoly.
Regarding the photograph above: Do you know what, or where, William meant by "Frinchipoly"?
If so, please email to tell us: - Ed.

Lincolnshire Regiment Polo Team.

Possibly Sobraon Barracks, Lincoln (above)?

Lincolnshire Regiment March-Past, with the Prince of Wales taking the salute.

William Child