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Were British Army families stationed overseas enumerated in any Census returns?

I have located a record for Alfred Clarke in the United Kingdom, Chelsea Pensioners' Service Records. The TNA record series number is WO 97, and the original images are available at Find My Past. ...
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Does the 1921 English "Army" Census records include the "Soldier Number"?

I used this search to locate this record in the 1921 census: I am specifically interested in this entry because it says Army. I looked a little more at the article The British Army overseas in 1921 ...
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Which British Army regiment did Thomas Stretch join as a drummer boy in 1774?

Thomas Stretch was born in Norwich in 1763, joined the army, eventually retired in Nottingham and died there in 1851. His Chelsea Pension Discharge record (PDF) from 1807 states 33 years 9 months ...
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What is uniform worn by Herr Schedler in photo taken late 19th century in Hannover?

I have a scan of this photo. It is believed to be the brother of Pauline Schedler (1860 - 1937). She was born in Thann, Alsace, France and family legend has it she fled to the UK in the 1870s during ...
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How to identify formal military photos?

Is there a web site out there or some place to ask about the context of formal US military photos? I would like to know the time, location, and reason of a photo. For example, here are two photos ...
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Correlating military and civil records for one or two individuals

This question is, although a little late, inspired by the Weekly Topic Challenge on "correlating military service records with other sources". It's also part of an effort to re-examine some of the "...
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