Penne, another thought.
If you know that your fellow was definitely a soldier, and that he did not
stay in the UK, then it is possible that he might have been paid an Army
Pension whilst living abroad.
In TNA in Kew, England (former PRO), they have a volume called something
like Army Pensions Paid Abroad in their WO (War Office) records. It is
likely that either or both of your possibilities could be shown in those
I see that you have a New Zealand e-mail address. My gut feeling is that
those records will have been microfilmed under the AJCP (Australasian Joint
Copying Project), which resulted in microfilm copies being held in each
state library in Australia, as well as in the National Library of Australia;
and also in at least one NZ library -- Auckland Library perhaps; or maybe in
other libraries in NZ too.
I suggest that you look at the CATALOGUE of the NLA or of each State Library
in Oz if you can't find the listing in NZ.
There is a series of Handbooks explaining which British records are on which
I also think that there was a book published on Army Pensions Paid Abroad.
Not sure of its title. Try googling for those four words enclosed within
quotation marks, and see what results.
Apologies for the vagueness of the above, but this is all off the top of my
Hope it helps somewhat, nevertheless.
ray in oz
----- Original Message -----
From: "Penne" <pennell(a)xtra.co.nz>
... No consideration being given to any future historian at all.!! By 1861
was in South Australia as a Labourer at a mine. A likely marriage
Edward Beatty and a daughter of another resident at the Barracks married
1852 at Dover. This Edward gave his reg as Corporal 67th. Trying to
determine whether these two Edwards are the same person. By 1861 neither
Edward is in the UK. I am hoping some enlistment papers will help. ...