Army Pay Corps

George Reid (b1858/1859 in Beckenham in Kent to James and Elizabeth Reid.

Aged 44 in 1903, so 1859. Aged 3 in 1861, when he was 3 and in the village of Beckenham.

By 1871 he may be recorded as a servant (Pot Boy and Servant) aged 12 at “The 3 Trees Inn” in Beckenham. The Master of this residence is a Licensed Victualler and the rest of the Ovenden family.

He may have joined the military at the earliest around 1874

Married Mary from Bradford, born c. 1858

In 1894 he is Jamestown as a QM Sergeant, so career must have been a good 10 or so years from this. His son, Henry was born on St. Helena, strong evidence that the family was with him.

In 1901, he is recorded as a Squadron QMS on the census as married aged 42 and with his wife, Mary (43) and two sons, George (14) who is a Military Clerk and Henry (7). This census, taken on the 31st March 1901 includes all of the Garrison staff in the First Ward, incorporating the parishes of St. Botolph, St. Giles and Holy Trinity, as an Institution. In 1903 he was living at Claudius Road


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