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Pte W George, East Kent Regt -The Buffs

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Re: Pte W George, East Kent Regt -The Buffs

Posted: 20 Aug 2012 8:27AM GMT
Classification: Query
Ok, have had a chance to look at this information and check out Williams family on the census - which throws up another conundrum..
If Pte (William) George enlisted in 1885, aged 24yr 6mnth - that gives us his birthdate being around April 1861.
Census 1861 shows the following:-
Henry George age 38
Frances - wife age 36
Charles age 14 Alfred age 12 Frederick age 10 WILLIAM age 8 Stephen age 5 Keziah age 7 and WALTER age 1mnth.
Census 1881 gives us WALTER age 21, in the Royal Victoria Hospital, Netley, Hampshire - an 'invalid' while WILLIAM appears to be an Ag Lab in Throwley kent
Census 1891 gives us WILLIAM age 30, at Canterbury Barracks, a private in the East Kent regiment. but if this IS WILLIAM, then he should be older than 30 (38)- WALTER would have beeen 30 in 1891
William?? Walter??? Can anyone throw any light on it?
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
ElaineW58 18 Aug 2012 5:20PM GMT 
JeffH01 18 Aug 2012 8:57PM GMT 
ElaineW58 19 Aug 2012 10:16PM GMT 
ElaineW58 20 Aug 2012 2:27PM GMT 
JeffH01 23 Aug 2012 5:00AM GMT 
ElaineW58 25 Aug 2012 10:11AM GMT 
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