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Indian army-Charles & Thomas Shoubridge

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Hi All,

I am trying to find out further information on my great great grandfather, Charles Alban Grevis Shoubridge and his brother Thomas Herbert Shoubridge, we think their parents were a Herbert and Florence Shoubridge.
Charles married a May Travers Phillips and they had a daughter named Winsome in 1904. I think Charles and Thomas were brought up in India (or at least lived there as small children) so their father must have also been in the army in India.
I know Charles was a Captain in the Indian army at the time of Winsomes' birth in 1904 but that is as far as my information goes.
Any help and further information on the military side of things would be greatly appreciated

Many thanks
 
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Hi Em,

first of all before you do anything more I would very strongly suggest that you buy (or get a copy of, from a family member) Birth and Marriage certificates this will prove your 'thinkings' and not send you off on a wild goosechase!!

so, firstly you will need to either, buy or ask a rellie if they have a copy of winsomes birth, this will then arm you with the parents names and then enable you to move to step two, which will be getting her parents marriage cert.

for overseas births you will need to look on

www.findmypast.com

for military information, ideally you will need his service record, this is where the certificates come into their own really, as this will enable you to pinpoint more accurately, a NOK or family member from them.
 

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Hi Em,
Just a thought on your posting, you said that they "must have been in the army" but you might want to consider that many families were in india at that time as part of the civil service as well as the famous 'John Bull' company. Add to that the many planters and colonial service workers and of course the Navy. So you might want to consider widening your search a little. If it helps, there is a good source at the BRITISH IN INDIA museum in Colne in Lancashire. Im sure they could help in possible avenues if your army searches dont come up trumps. Best wishes and good luck
Pat
 

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Indian Army Quarterly list 1 Jan 1912

Charles Alban Grevis
DOB 6 Aug 1874
First Comm 10 Oct '94
Date Rank 10 Oct '03
Rank Captain
Company British Officers of the Indian Army
Remarks 112 Infantry

As above except Remark read Double Company Commanders.

Capt CAG Shoubridge 112th Infantry

Date Award 1 Jan '09
Name Award Kaisar-I-Hind Medal-1st Class
 

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