I.D regiment 1888/89?

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  1. mike331278

    mike331278 Member

    My Great Grandfather William Lindsay on far left b1872 - 1915 I'm not sure if he was a Submarine Miner and served in 416 (Edinburgh) Field Company Royal Engineers, I have not confirmed any info yet. this is the only photo I have of him.

    he was born 1872 in Burntisland Fife, I suspect he may have joined up when he was 16/17 years, making the year about 1888/89.
    I have him living in Edinburgh on 1891 census, occupation Railway Porter - so I guess he had already left by this time?, he didn't get married until 1898 Edinburgh, first child born 1899.

    any help appeciated identifying the regiemnt or any details at all.. Thanks

    I think it may be possible the person on the right may be William John Weir, William was listed as being in 2nd Dragoons 2658, The royal scots greys when he was married in 1885, unsure his record reasd transferred? I of EA reserve in 1891 and discharged 6/11/1896 fe807c0f-4339-483e-9518-a44675e6b78c.jpg
    William John Weir
    Birth 13 JAN 1866 • Quebec, Canada
    Death 6 NOV 1922 • Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
  2. Tullybrone

    Tullybrone Senior Member


    Have you loooked in Findmypast as I often find the site very helpful in relation to Victorian era soldiers.

    Ancestry may be worth a look as well but their indexing leaves a lot to be desired.

    If you aren't a member of either but are U.K. based you may find that your local library has free public access.

    Good Luck.

  3. Waddell

    Waddell Well-Known Member

    They are possibly artillery volunteers.

    The Victorian Wars Forum is the place to post this image.

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  4. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    From your family tree
    William Lindsay
    BIRTH 3 APR 1872 • Burntisland, Fife, Scotland
    DEATH 17 OCT 1915 • Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland

    His cause of death was :
    phthisis (pulmonary tuberculosis or a similar progressive wasting disease) from the death cert on the tree

    The guy at the back looks to be a L/Cpl in the Royal Engineers - but why do you think there is a connection as a submariner ???

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  5. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    William John Wier

    His father was in the Royal Artillery in Quebec when William was born:
    UK, British Army and Navy Birth, Marriage and Death Records, 1730-1960
    Name: William John Weir
    Event: Baptism
    Birth Date: 13 Jan 1866
    Baptism Date: 11 Feb 1866
    Baptism Place: Quebec
    Father: John Weir
    Mother: Jane Weir
    See image attached

    But then you may already have known all this - I dont know


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  6. mike331278

    mike331278 Member

    Thanks Tricky, apologies I should have mentioned I have traced all info on William John Weir, including the next two generations on William John Weir - 1885 & 1908 in the hope I might have found more info on the army photo above but had no luck,
  7. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member


    The badge on this guys arm is similar to the one in your photo - my guess is still Royal Engineers - which branch within that Regiment - no idea


  8. mike331278

    mike331278 Member


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