31571Re: [War Of 1812] Notification of Families of British War Casualties
- Mar 6, 2007
>> Does anyone have anymore information about the process... whowould inform the relatives or representative, when and how... Muster
Roll records simply list town of origin, and parish from which they
came... There is no next of kin listed... It sounds as if it was to
be the initiative of the relatives.
> Help!!"Muster Roll records simply list town of origin, and parish from
> Glenn Stott, Royal Scots, Light Company.
which they came... "
I think that that is the answer, meaning the Parish where they
enlisted. In theory, the Parish would be close to home and a very
vital part of the society in which you grew up in. We do know that
desertion notice's were posted on the Parish "door", aka: the
church , for all to see , and could be used as a deterrent so as not
to bring disgrace upon your family still living in the area.
The church was where you learned of events that have happened to
your fellow parishoners , who you may only see once a week . It would
also be the centre of the social society in which you lived.
Officers death's by name and Regiment, were published in the
newspapers. If you've ever seen the reprint of the Time's about
Waterloo , you'll see this . Enlisted men are only listed as
killed/wounded/missing in the total returns.
Honestly, I can't say that this procedure would be 100% correct, but
it does make sense to me.
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