2 message(s) Dear all, I have been desperately trying to get an e.mail
address for David Edge , grandson of the railway engineer William Edge or
for some member of his family. This is to seek permission to use two of his
grandfather's photographs - the one of a maintenance train going through
the Bolan pass and the other of Quetta bridgeThis is for a book Im
bringing out with Hurst in Dec 2019 titled, The Coolie's Great War: Indian
labour in a global conflict 1914-21. I have attached the last post I found
from David Edge dated 3.4.2009..He writes from Australia - I tried
dwe(a)dodo.com.au but it bounced. I created an account for myself with
Rootsweb but Im not sure that Ive managed to post this query
successfully.Please do contact me at singha.radhika(a)gmail.com If you have
any information. thank you Radhika Singha, Professor , Centre for
HIstorical Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi -67.
This is a post from David Edge - nine years back :
My question concerns my gfather William Llewelyn Edge (aged 4 in 1867) and
his eldest brother Richard James Jennett Edge (aged 6). My father described
his father as an orphan, which suggests that he and his brother were raised
at an orphanage when their mother died. Can anyone suggest please what that
might have been, and whether there are records of boys there?
Re: [INDIA] EDGE - orphanage
3/4/2009, 9:01:11 AM
The First Royal Scots Regiment of Foot in which my g gfather Sgt Richard
Curson Edge served was posted to India in 1866. He was accompanied by his
wife and 3 small sons. A year later in Sept 1867 his wife Mary Anne and
youngest son John died from disease in Nusseerabad. He subsequently married
Emma Jane (surname and date unknown), who died in 1876, and he was
discharged from his Regt in Feb 1877. My question concerns my gfather
William Llewelyn Edge (aged 4 in 1867) and his eldest brother Richard James
Jennett Edge (aged 6). My father described his father as an orphan, which
suggests that he and his brother were raised at an orphanage when their
mother died. Can anyone suggest please what that might have been, and
whether there are records of boys there?
There were two Military Orphanages in Calcutta, the 'Upper' for children of
officers and the 'Lower' for children of NCOs & Other Ranks. Records for
the 'Upper' Orphanage in the IOR are referred to as 'Bengal Military
Orphans' Society' and are largely comprised those related to their pension.
They can be found in their Reference L/AG/23/7/2-9 or in LDS Films Nos.
1866779-82. FIBIS is hoping soon to embark on a project to transcribe these
for our freely-searchable web-site. Records for the 'Lower' Asylum, do not
appear to have been kept in the IOR but it is understood that they might
exist in the archives of the Asiatic Society in Calcutta. FIBIS has an
associate who is presently in Calcutta and who hopes to gain access to the
lists of pupils attending. We await news of his success. Good Hunting!
Peter Bailey Chairman Families in British India Society www.fibis.org
3/4/2009, 11:46:27 AM