Hi, I'm trying to get as much information on my wife's gg grandfather, James Butler. He was in the above regiment, regimental number 728.
I have a record from Ancestry from the UK, Royal Hospital Chelsea Pensioner Soldier Service Records, 1760 - 1920, service start date 1831 when he was 18 and ended 1852. He was born according to that in Leighlin, Carlow about 1831.
I also have an Ancestry record from the British Army, Worldwide Index 1841 transcription when he was a Private in Dublin for the regiment. The final Ancestry record is when he was a Sergeant in 1852 and discharged by court martial. He completed 20 years service as well as UK, Regimental Registers of Service, 1756-1900 when he enlisted.
I am really trying to find out who his parents were. I nknow in 1952 his spouse was Elizabeth, but don't know her surname or anything about her. My wife's great grandmother, Johanna Butler, was born in Poona in Feb 1852 according to the baptismal record when James was still a Sergeant.
There are a few more records on Fold3 and www.forces-war-records.co.uk but they are both subscription and wondering if anyone here can find out any further information on him.
Many thanks, John