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19th Century Military

Fordington Army Barracks in 19th Century

“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”

If you can help Ray please email and we will put you in touch.