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47th Regiment & Charles FINNERTY

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Re: 47th Regiment & Charles FINNERTY

Posted: 1371611902000
Classification: Query
Hello Jeff.

Thank you so much for the Times references. We are fortunate to be able to access the Digital Archive from home courtesy of the WA State Library's subscription. Had I the wit to think of this in the first place, I could have saved you the time you generously spent on my query!

We also have digital download facilities from home (also courtesy of the State Library) from the National Archives. I was therefore able to acquire Finnerty's pages of Army Record as an extract from the 47th Regiment's documents. He certainly had rapid promotion from the ranks: Private (1833), Corporal (1837), Sergeant (1837),Sergeant-Major (1850), Ensign (1850),Lietuenant (1854), Captain (1857). I think his promotions without purchase may have been a draw-back to his later career - thanks to the colonial snobbery of his times.

When I saw on his record 'Turkey' instead of 'Crimea', I too checked the PDF medal roll for the 47th (not trusting ancestry's transcriptions!). I am quite excited that he served at Scutari Barrack Hospital - it makes for a change of pace.

Thanks again for your trouble -- has reminded me of what resources we are fortunate to have available and the fact that I should take more advantage of them.

Best regards,
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