“in 1851 census Arthur Foster 23 years old who was born in Lancashire Prescott and moved back to Prescott Rainhill was at the above army barracks. 1 What is the importance of this barracks then? 2 Was national conscription compulsory then? 3 What war or area of activity do you feel they did then? 4 have you any old army photos near this year? Any other details appreciated Ray Baird”
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