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srm2818

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Military Records for William McFarlane born Belfast 1863
« on: November 07, 2019, 04:27:56 PM »
I am searching for the military records for William McFarlane born in Belfast in 1863 and died 5 Feb. 1943. He was married to Sarah Bateson B: 1862 in Belfast and died 7 March 1947 in Belfast. They were married on 31 May 1885 at St. Anne's Church Belfast.

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Steve

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Re: Military Records for William McFarlane born Belfast 1863
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2019, 10:29:13 PM »
I take it you tried the Medal Rolls for WW1 but you would at least need his Regiment sadly there are over 145 William McFarlane's on it. But having his regiment would be a big help to you in your search.

srm2818

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Re: Military Records for William McFarlane born Belfast 1863
« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2019, 10:48:54 PM »
Unfortunately I do not know the regiment. Also he may have been too old for WW1 as he would have been in his mid to late 40's before the war started.

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Steve

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Re: Military Records for William McFarlane born Belfast 1863
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2019, 06:08:03 PM »
Unfortunately I do not know the regiment. Also he may have been too old for WW1 as he would have been in his mid to late 40's before the war started.

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Steve
Hi Steve
In fact he would have not been too old to have served in WW1. Many men his age enlisted back then. So I wouldn't rule it out.

srm2818

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Re: Military Records for William McFarlane born Belfast 1863
« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2019, 07:49:16 PM »
Thanks. I have a photo of him in uniform and have not been able to identify the regiment. I will attempt to upload the photo hoping that someone my be able to offer some information.

Steve