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Captain Hugh MACKENZIE, 2nd European Regiment, Bengal Army

Captain Hugh MACKENZIE, 2nd European Regiment, Bengal Army

Posted: 11 Jan 2013 2:33PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 11 Jan 2013 3:58PM GMT
I am looking to locate a relative, Captain Hugh Mackenzie of the 2nd european regiment, Bengal Army. We have him down as enlisting 1825 and many articles from newspapers up until 1850 or so. We know his wife and childrens name but are looking to find more information on his time with the army and hopefully a date of birth so that we can trace our family further. We arent sure whether he was born in Scotland and joined the British Army first or whether he was born in India to a british family. We have potential parents but no links as yet. We have searched all records possible with absolutely no trace of him or his wife pre the 2nd european regiment. Any suggestions on where I may look? Many thanks

Re: Captain Hugh MACKENZIE, 2nd European Regiment, Bengal Army

Posted: 14 Jan 2013 11:15PM GMT
Classification: Obituary
Edited: 15 Jan 2013 1:49PM GMT
Surnames: Mackenzie
From The Northern Warder And Bi-Weekly Courier And Argus April 7th, 1885.

Forres ( Scotland )

The late Lieutenant Colonel Hugh Mackenzie.

The death of Lieutenant Colonel Hugh Mackenzie, late of the 2nd Bengal ( European ) Fusiliers, took place here on Friday afternoon.

The deceased came to Forres from Poyntzfield, Cromarty,
nearly ten years ago, and during that time he lived in comparative retirement, taking no active interest in matters pertaining to the town.

Advancing age and an accident which he suffered about this time last year compelled him to renounce out-door exercise.

He died in his eightieth year.

He was twice married, and he leaves a family to mourn his loss.

During the earlier part of his career in the army he was engaged in many important actions, and his popularity as an officer was testified by the regret felt at his retirement and the gifts presented to him at that time.

His remains are to be interred in Cluny Hill Cemetery.


The newspaper is mentioned here re Dundee.


There are also various municipal and political, as well as social and convivial, organisations in the town. The newspapers are - the Dundee Advertiser, published daily, as well as a bi-weekly edition on Tuesdays and Fridays; the Dundee Courier and Argus, daily, also with bi-weekly issue on Tuesdays and Fridays, entitled the Northern Warder; the Evening Telegraph, daily; the People's Journal, every Saturday; and the Weekly News, every Saturday. The People's Friend, a Scottish literary miscellany, is published every Wednesday; and the Wizard of the North, a comic journal, monthly.

Forres is about 20 miles east of Inverness and about 10 miles west of Elgin, it is about 75 miles north west of Dundee.

Cluny Hill Cemetery...

Re: Captain Hugh MACKENZIE, 2nd European Regiment, Bengal Army

Posted: 15 Jan 2013 2:48PM GMT
Classification: Query

Many many thanks for all your information as well as your time and effort in this. This will be a big help to enable us to continue our search.

Once again, many thanks

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