You've the likes of:
James Bowes United Kingdom, Chelsea Pensioners' Service Records, 1760-1913
birth: 1859 Fermanagh
pension: United Kingdom
on FS, for example.
plus if he was at Portsmouth wouldn't he have a Service number and record?
My great-grandfather, born about 1860 in Liskaskea, married in July1889
in Portsmouth. We have had the usual vagueness with birthdate by
different opinions... We haven't been able to trace what James was doing
for these odd thirty years,nor where he apparently was, somewhere in
India following his marriage, until they popped up again, back in
Portsmouth in the Naval Yard, June 1890...So we're hoping someone knows
(perhaps a long-lost cousin???)😄😱
I'd be very grateful if you can provide any advice.