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Militia Attestations - 1805-1915

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Arthur GANDER - Serial No. 7879
Milita: 3 Royal Sussex Regt.
Aged 17yrs 7mths on 30 Jan 1899 (i.e. bn c.Jun 1881?).
Residing St.Peters, Brighton, Ssx. Single.
Trade: Porter - employed by 'Mr.Spencer'.
Height: 5' 4", weight: 109lbs, chest: 32.5" (maximum), complexion: fresh, eyes: grey, hair: brown, religion: CofE.
Distinguishing Marks: 'Birthmark Right Collar Bone & Scar on Right Knee'.
Period of Service: 49 days as Private (30 Jan-15 Feb 1899. Discharged by Purchase.
Address: 'c/o William GANDER (father), 17 Spring Gardens, Brighton, Ssx'.


Arthur GANDER - Serial No. 8610
Militia: Royal Sussex Regt. Attested for 6 yrs.
Aged 18yrs 10mths on 10 Apr 1901 (i.e. bn c.Feb 1881?).
Residing St.Peters, Brighton (and also birthplace). Single.
Trade: Labourer - employed by LB & SCR (London Brighton & South Coast Railway).
Then serving with '1st Suss. Vol. Arty.', previous 3rd Sussex Regt. service & purchase from mentioned.
Height: 5' 6", weight: 122lbs, chest: 34.5" (maximum), complexion: fresh, eyes: blue, hair: brown, religion: CofE.
Distinguishing Marks: ' Tattoo Spots Left Forearm'. Embodied 29 May 1901, Private. Disembodied: 5 Jul 1901. Service 38 days.
'To 3 Sussex Regt, 10 Mar 1903.
NOK: Father 'William', 22 Over Str, Brighton.

[Despite the obvious differences in the above 2 entries they are for the same man. See also Medals Roll 1919 for a 'Serjeant Arthur E. GANDER, 3 Royal Sussex Regt.' - could be same man?]


Henry GANDER - Serial No. 3521
born: Bermondsey, Sry
Militia: West Surrey Regt
TNA Reference: WO96/18/118
Resided (for previous 12 months): 204 Lynton Road, S.E. and also at 199 Lynton Road, S.E.
Name & residence of present or past master: Messrs ?E. & ?I. PINKS, Staple Str, Long Lane, Bermondsey, S.E.
Age: 17 years 10 months - Factory Labourer - Single.
Previously belonged to 3 Vol. Bttn Royal West Surrey Regt.
Willing to attest for 6 years. Signed: Henry GANDER, 17 May 1904.
Height: 5' 2⅛", weight: 100lbs, chest: 34" - expansion range: 2.5", complexion: fresh, eyes: grey, hair: dark-brown. Church of England. Posted Private. Discharged on payment of £1 on 6 Jun 1904. Military History Sheet: "No relatives".

[Both Henry's above and immediately below are the same man]

Henry GANDER - Serial No. 4611
born: Bermondsey, Sry.
Militia: 7th Bn Royal Fusiliers.
Resided (for previous 12 months): 290 Lynton Rd, Bermondsey.
Age: 19yrs and 11mths.
Willing to Attest for 6 years on 8 Jun 1906 (i.e. bn c.Jul 1886). Had previously served in 3rd Bn R.W.Surrey Regt - had purchased discharge 6 Jun 1904.
Trade: Warehouseman, Single.
Name & residence of present or past employer: Mr.Church, Newsagents, St.James Rd, Bermondsey.
Apparent Age on Medical: 20, height: 5' 3⅞", chest: 35" (expanded), complexion: fresh, eyes: brown, CofE. Vacc(inatio)ns: none, V(isual)/A(ccuity): 9/9.
Distinctive marks: moles - face, neck, chest & back.
Drilled for 41 days 'To Royal Fusiliers 21 Jul 1906'. Private.
Name & address of next-of-kin: None.


Henry GANDER - Serial No. 2411
Private, 3rd Battn. Royal Garrison Regt.(sic).
Discharged 29 May 1903 at Gosport on termination of his engagement.
Age on discharge: 34yrs 2mths (ie bn c.Mar 1869).
Height: 5' 3.5", chest: 35", complexion: sallow, eyes: brown, hair: dk.brown
Descriptive Marks on Discharge: Tattoo spots both forearms, scar centre of back.
Trade: Labourer
Intended place of residence: 29 (or 79?) South Str,Lewes,Ssx.


John Thomas GANDER - Serial No. 8313
born: St. Margarets, Barking, ESS
Militia: Essex Regt
TNA Reference: WO96/764/2
Resided (for previous 12 months): 44 Hart Str, Barking, ESS.
Name & residence of present or past master: Mr. VAN of Frisher Str, Barking.
Age: 17 years 10 months - General Labourer - Single.
Willing to attest for 6 years, 29 Jul 1904.
Height: 5' 4.75", weight: 104lbs, chest: 32.5" - expansion range: 2.5", sallow complexion, hazel eyes, dark hair. Church of England. Mole on left upper forearm, scar back of head. Posted: Private. Next of Kin: Father - Robert GANDER, Mother - Mary GANDER, Brother - Thomas GANDER (younger), Sister - Mary GANDER (elder) - all residing at 44 Hart Str, Barking, ESS.


Joseph Charles GANDER - Serial No. 9800 (in index as GANDER but actual file has him as GLANDER and he signed as such too. I also can't place him and believe he is 'not one of ours' but I'll leave the details here in case someone can tell me I have this wrong):
born: Bethnal Green, London, MDX
Militia: Essex Regt, 3rd Bttn
TNA Reference: WO96/764/202
Resided (for previous 12 months): 17 Marcus Str, West Ham.
Name & residence of present or past master: Mr. NORTH, Confectioner, Marcus Str, West Ham.
Age: 18 years 2 months - Labourer (Blacksmith) - Single.
Willing to attest for 6 years. Signed: Joseph Charles GLANDER, 13 Aug 1907. Posted: Private.
Next of Kin: Father - Joseph GANDER, Brother: Robt. GANDER (younger) - both at 17 Marcus Str, West Ham. Military History Sheet later changed from 17 Marcus Str to 10 Trinity Str, Leytonstone. Discharged 5 Aug 1910.


Phillip GANDER - Serial No. 1780
born: Hoxton, London, MDX
Militia: West Surrey Regt
TNA Reference: WO96/18/119
Resided (for previous 12 months): 167 New North Road, Islington, London, MDX
Name & residence of present or past master: Mr OVERHILL, 49 Cheap Side, E.C.
Age: 17 years 1 month - Labourer.
Willing to attest for 6 years. Signed: P.(?L.?S.) GANDER, 3 Jun 1901.
Height: 5' 2.5", weight: 112lbs, chest: 32" - expansion range: 2", fresh complexion, blue eyes, light brown hair. Church of England. Posted: Private 3 Jun 1901. Completed 49 days drill, 21 Jul 1901. "Absent 1902".


Robert GANDER - Serial No. 7202
born: Bromley by Bow, Stratford, ESS
Militia: Essex Regt, 4th Bttn
TNA Reference: WO96/764/22
Resided (for previous 12 months): Barking, ESS
Name & residence of present or past master: Mr CARTER, Barking.
Age: 19 years 4 months - Labourer - Single.
Signed: R. GANDER, 14 Jun 1898.
Height: 5' 3&seven eighths", weight: 107lbs, chest: 31" - expansion range: 2.5", fresh complexion, hazel eyes, black hair. Church of England. Posted: Private.