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Peter RITCHIE

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Rank on Discharge : Private
Date of Army Enlistment : 16 July 1842
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Regimental # : 1901
Last Regiment Served : 11th Regiment
Regiment Enlisted from : 99th Regiment
Date Enlisted Mounted Police : 1 August 1845
Rank Mounted Police : Mounted Trooper
Date Discharge Mounted Police: November 1849
Regiment Re-Joined : 11th Regiment
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Comments Mounted Police Discharge : Reduction in Troopers
Where Discharged : Sydney
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Seeking any more details of Peter's army service.

Peter married in NSW in 1850 and died in northern NSW:

7103/1878 RITCHIE PETER - JESSIE - MANNING RIVER

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During its early years, the 99th spent much of its time in the Pacific. The first detachments of the 99th Regiment arrived in Australia with transported convicts aboard the transport ship North Briton, destined for Tasmania, in 1842.[2] The rest of the 99th arrived on with successive shipments of convicts. The 99th rotated through various colonial posts during much of 1842 until being ordered to Sydney, Australia. However, the 99th soon earned an unsavory reputation, alienating the locals to such an extent that an additional regiment had to be assigned to Sydney. The 11th Regiment of Foots's principal job was keeping the men of the 99th under control.
 

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"Unsavoury reputations" was often given to a Regiment during my time in the Army. Also, the number of years a regiment was stationed abroad in countries like India, Afghanistan to name just two from my own regimental history, could have created some of that. Some things never change!:rolleyes:
 

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I noted that the 99th ended up in Africa for 1879 but were not involved with either Battle of Isandlwhana or the Defence of Rorke's Drift. Next Sunday, the 19th, The Annual Service for Rorke's Drift will be held at Brecon Cathedral and usually sees an attendance of 250/300 plus. Last year the snow came down big time so there were a lot less. Thanks for the information, I enjoyed reading it.
 

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Without knowing age restrictions of the 19th century, 17 and a half was the age to enlist into 'man's' service in my day. There was boy service from the age of 16 but it needed parents signature to do so, again, I'm not sure, but think it unlikely this was in existence in those days. Mind you, children were working down the pits under the age of 17 at that time, and died in some major disasters. Also there are ample precedents of those joining up for WWI who lied about their ages. History is fascinating and being able to learn something new on this site every day is wonderful, .
 

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