Thank you. I had seen mention of the user you've mentioned when I've been searching but everytime I click on the contact button it leads me to a page where it asks me to register as a full member.
I unfortunetly don't know if he was a full time soldier. All I know is the 2nd Light Manchester regiment and that he was a Private.
Do you know of anywhere I can search online for his service record, not the actually record of course but evidence that there is a record that I could send for?