Posted By:Lawrence Crider
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Subject:Re: John George Emmett
Post Date:September 18, 2012 at 08:34:32
Message URL:http://genforum.genealogy.com/crimeanwar/messages/350.html
Forum:Crimean War Forum
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If Emmett enlisted in 1871, he could not have fought in the Crimean War which occurred 17 years prior to the the enlistment date you have listed.

If you have the enlistment date wrong, there is usually little to nothing in print publication about individual soldiers in the Crimean War (except officers). The only exceptions are the Medal Rolls (on CD from Yesteryear's Genealogy), but without having a regiment, you would have to scroll through several thousand pages of handwritten (and often illegible) documents; Frank and Andrea Cook published the Casualty Roll for the Crimea in which they transcribed the entries from the London Gazette; again without a regiment, you have hundreds of pages to look through. If he was wounded, you should be able to find him using the Advanced Search at the page for the London Gazette using his last name and the dates of the war as search parameters.