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Regimental Burial Records


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I hope that someone maybe able to help with the following: My 3 x Great Grandfather Pte Edmund (Edmond) Townsend, Reg 564, of the 52nd Regiment of Foot was relocated from Barbados in 1842 to Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada. Shortly after arriving he died (16th June 1842). I cannot find any documents relating to his burial. I have his death confirmed through a Return of Non Commissioned Officers (WO12/6272), but no actual burial mentioned. I have been in touch with various organisations in Fredericton without much success. The "Old Burial Ground Cemetery" which is located in the centre of Fredericton does have a "Cairn Memorial" dedicated to those soldiers who served and died there, but does't contain any names. The cemetery has been documented fully with all of the existing headstones and inscriptions, but none of those soldiers buried there have any headstones (which is understandable). The cemetery is held in high regard concerning past history and this is celebrated each year. But there are no lists of the soldiers burials. I have also been going through the process of getting local churches to look through their burial registers just in case he appears there. Does anyone have any ideas or suggestions. Even though the Regiments were "government run" from England, my thoughts would be that there would be some sort of documentation left in Canada. Many thanks and I look forward to any suggestions.

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