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  Topic: Documentary about Trafalgar on Mon 28 June 9pm Channel 4
Keith_H

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PostForum: Age of Nelson   Posted: Tue Jun 22, 2010 9:58 pm   Subject: Documentary about Trafalgar on Mon 28 June 9pm Channel 4
One for the diary for persons in the UK.

If you are outside of the UK, you will have to see if any recordings appear via P2P sites ..... or if you have friends in the UK, get them to record a copy ...
  Topic: Royal Hospital Haslar excavation
Keith_H

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PostForum: Age of Nelson   Posted: Sun May 23, 2010 11:32 pm   Subject: Royal Hospital Haslar excavation
The bodies of dead sailors buried at Haslar were exhumed, and analysed.

I see a similar activity occurred at Greenwich, too; and a book about this is available

http://www.oxbowbooks.com/bookinfo ...
  Topic: Royal Hospital Haslar excavation
Keith_H

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PostForum: Age of Nelson   Posted: Fri May 21, 2010 5:24 pm   Subject: Royal Hospital Haslar excavation
I've heard of Britis expats in Spain having the same problem with the equivalent; BBC iPlayer.

One way around this is to use a site such as K Proxy.
This masks your IP address, thus the website is ...
  Topic: determining which ships were in port at a given date
Keith_H

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PostForum: Age of Nelson   Posted: Thu May 20, 2010 11:14 pm   Subject: determining which ships were in port at a given date
Yes, therein lies the problem; the names of the troopships. I do not know which troopships other than Diadem brought back the Marines to Plymouth. Diadem had only half of the 2nd Battalion on board, a ...
  Topic: determining which ships were in port at a given date
Keith_H

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PostForum: Age of Nelson   Posted: Wed May 19, 2010 10:30 pm   Subject: determining which ships were in port at a given date
If you have the name of the ships, you can check if the relevant log book still exist for the relevant period.

Therein lies the problem. One possibility is that the Caird Library was bequeathed the ...
  Topic: Royal Hospital Haslar excavation
Keith_H

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PostForum: Age of Nelson   Posted: Wed May 19, 2010 10:15 pm   Subject: Time Team & Haslar Hospital
This was on recently, and can be replayed for a short period of time

http://www.channel4.com/programmes/time-team-specials/4od/player/3070210
  Topic: determining which ships were in port at a given date
Keith_H

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PostForum: Age of Nelson   Posted: Wed May 12, 2010 11:14 pm   Subject: determining which ships were in port at a given date
Thanks for the response. I was advised this month by a forum contributor that some Naval Chronicle editions were available, but volume 29 does not appear.

http://historicnavalfiction.com/index.php/ ...
  Topic: determining which ships were in port at a given date
Keith_H

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PostForum: Age of Nelson   Posted: Mon May 10, 2010 10:37 pm   Subject: determining which ships were in port at a given date
Hi All,

I am trying to research the ships which returned to the UK with Home-Popham in December 1812.

Whilst I am aware that the Venerable, Fox & Latona arrived at Portsmouth, there were som ...
  Topic: Royal Marines
Keith_H

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PostForum: Hint and tips for researchers   Posted: Fri Dec 18, 2009 10:48 pm   Subject: Royal Marines
Hello,

I've researched the military career of one of my ancestors, who was a Marine for 15 years. I thought I'd share some of my experiences with anyone out there who is interested. The nest steps ...
  Topic: Greenwich Hospital Organization
Keith_H

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PostForum: Age of Nelson   Posted: Sun Nov 15, 2009 11:00 pm   Subject: Greenwich Hospital Organization
Hello Roy,

I am currently enjoying reading your book "Jack Tar". It is a very good read. Reading N A M Rodger's "The Command of the Ocean" whetted my appetite for finding out mo ...
  Topic: HMS Polyphemus
Keith_H

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PostForum: Hint and tips for researchers   Posted: Thu Nov 05, 2009 2:35 am   Subject: Re: HMS Polyphemus




It would appear that the ship's muster may refer to the injured persons. Otherwise, there are the hospital muster lists, some of which are specific to Marines. The following may be of some use ...
  Topic: Trafalgar flag
Keith_H

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PostForum: Age of Nelson   Posted: Thu Oct 22, 2009 9:45 pm   Subject: Trafalgar flag
Sold for a record amount
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/article6884574.ece
  Topic: Ships associated with Portsmouth 1805?
Keith_H

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PostForum: Age of Nelson   Posted: Mon Oct 19, 2009 9:50 pm   Subject: Ships associated with Portsmouth 1805?
The marines were assigned to Plymouth, Portsmouth etc...

The Effective & Subsistence lists for the Marines towards the end of the Napoleonic Wars do seem to imply that the Marines would only bo ...
  Topic: Greenwich Hospital Organization
Keith_H

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PostForum: Age of Nelson   Posted: Sun Oct 18, 2009 8:11 pm   Subject: Greenwich Hospital Organization
Does anyone know where the parish records are for Greenwich hospital? I have monument incriptions for their graveyard but wanted to find their burial records.

The parish records for London have rec ...
  Topic: Ships associated with Portsmouth 1805?
Keith_H

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PostForum: Age of Nelson   Posted: Sun Oct 18, 2009 7:04 pm   Subject: Ships associated with Portsmouth 1805?
If you are lucky, the service history for Thomas Helps will have survived, and will be in ADM 73/12. Service records for in-Pensioner applications were prepared.

Otherwise, you have a long trawl al ...
 
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