The information below, has been extracted from WO143/27 Boys index 1830-1918 and WO143-78 a nominal roll of boys at the Royal Military Asylum.
1847 á 1880. Entries common to both ledgers have been corrected to those in WO143-78, this I consider is a Master Document, which commenced on the 1st Jan 1847 .
Page in Chronological Ledger (Lost)
Boy ARNSBY Edward
Company Number 2
Admitted aged 10yrs 3months
Height 3ft 11 inches
Weight 3st 8lbs (50lbs)
Chest measurement 23 inches
Religion of boy RC
Division in school First
Good Conduct Stripes Four
Rank achieved Corporal
Musical training Drums & Fife
Reached the age of 14 21/04/1881
Discharge to 38th Regt of Foot
Date of discharge 31/07/1882
Age at discharge 15 years 3 months 10 days
Stay at the RHMS for 5 year and 14 days.
NB. The religion is correct for Edward; different to that of his parents,perhaps they were led towards the RC faith. The info covers the time that Edward was at the RHMS. Height and weight were as at the time of admission.
Although we are fortunate to have so many treasured family pictures, we have never found a photograph of Ned or his brother 'Bob' Robert Henry that was taken when they were at the Royal Hibernian Military School - we had no idea how the brothers would have looked in their uniform.
Thank you again to Mr. Peter Goble for putting us in contact with Mr. Michael Russell.
Michael Russell's family military history is similar to our families military history including two brothers who attended Royal Military Schools.
Michael Russell has a picture of his ancestor in the uniform of the Royal Hibernian Military School, Dublin, and has given us permission to show that picture here. Our thanks and appreciation to Mike Russell for allowing us to show you this picture. Click on the thumbnail picture to see a larger version.