|SURNAME:||Groombridge||FORENAMES:||William||BORN:||c1842/1843||AT:||Ipswich||OCCUPATION[S]:||None||RELIGION/DENOMINATION:||.||FATHER:||.||MOTHER:||.||SIBLINGS:||.||OTHER RELATIONS:||.||NOTES:||.||1st REGIMENT NO:||3||2nd REGIMENT NO:||.||ENLISTED:||05 12 1855 [9th Lancers] as a boy||ATTESTED:||06 12 1855 [9th Lancers]||HEIGHT AT ENLISTMENT:||.||TROOP NO:||.||TROOP CAPTAIN:||.||RANK:||1855: Boy [9th Lancers]
1856: Private [9th Lancers]
1867: Private, Trumpeter
1881: Trumpet Major
|PROMOTIONS:||From Boy's pay to Private's pay 06 12 1856
From Private to Trumpeter [3Q 1867 or 09 10 1867]
|REDUCTIONS:||.||NOTES:||1867: Band member||DESERTIONS:||11 05 1866 at Edinburgh. Rejoined on 29 06 1867||COURT MARTIALS:||On 08 07 1867 at York for desertion, loss of necessaries and re-enlistment
Sentenced to 84 days HL, `D' [displaced?] and stoppages
|GIVEN UP TO:||.||GOOD CONDUCT BADGES:||.||MEDALS:||.||EMBARKATIONS:||.||DISEMBARKATIONS:||.||CAMPAIGNS:||.||OTHER DUTIES:||.||TRANSFERRED FROM:||9th Lancers 01 03 1857||TRANSFERRED TO:||.||DISCHARGED TO OUT PENSION:||.||ADMITTED TO OUT PENSION:||.||MEDICAL REASON:||.||PENSION DISTRICT:||.||NOTES:||.||DISCHARGED BY PURCHASE:||.||FREE DISCHARGE:||.||DISCHARGED ON REDUCTION:||.||DISCHARGED WITH IGNOMINY:||.||DISCHARGED UNFIT:||.||COMPLETED LIMITED SERVICE:||.||POST DISCHARGE MILITARY SERVICE:||.||POST DISCHARGE OCCUPATION[S]:||.||DIED:||28 02 1916 at 11 Springfield Terrace, Pavilion Road UD, Aldershot.
Aged 73 years, retired Band Instructor [an Army Pensioner], `probably' of heart failure.
Informant Marion Faulkner, daughter, 1 Warrant Officers Quarters, Willems Barracks, Aldershot.
1Q 1916 County of Southampton, Farnham District, Aldershot sub-District Ref: Vol 2a Page 228
Registered 02 03 1916, E. A. Deverell, Registrar
|BURIED:||.||WILL:||.||BENEFICIARY:||.||NEXT OF KIN:||.||PRIZE MONEY:||.||1ST WIFE:||Anastasia Payne||BORN:||1844 Co. Carlow Ireland||MARRIED:||On 12 05 1868 at St John's, Meerut, India [Ref: N1/1868 Vol 124 Folio 99]
by Joseph Spear, Chaplain.
Between William Groombridge, Trumpeter, No. 3., Bachelor and Anastasia Payne, Spinster.
Witnesses J. Barnes and H. Tolley
|DIED:||1Q 1929 Farnham District Vol 2a Page 388 aged 84 years||NOTES:||.||LINKS:||St. John's Church, Meerut, India:||1ST CHILD:||Emily Catherine Groombridge||BORN:||c1869||NOTES:||.||2ND CHILD:||William Henry Groombridge||BORN:||c1870 India||NOTES:||.||3RD CHILD:||Francis Groombridge||BORN:||c1872 India||NOTES:||.||4TH CHILD:||Mary Agnes Groombridge||BORN:||c1872 India||NOTES:||.||5TH CHILD:||Marion Groombridge||BORN:||c1874 India||NOTES:||.||6TH CHILD:||Albert Curzou Groombridge||BORN:||c1875 India||NOTES:||.||7TH CHILD:||Stella Margaret Groombridge||BORN:||02 04 1877 Rawal Pindi, India||MARRIAGE:||On 04 09 1895 at India to Archibald John Walker||NOTES:||Had three daughters and a son: Clara 1896-1957, Archibald 1900-1948, Stella 1904-1926 and Stanley 1906-1908||LINKS:||Groombridge family bible with inscription commemorating Stella's marriage to Archibald Walker:||LINKS:||Anastasia Walker, Stella Walker née Groombridge, and Clara Walker:||8TH CHILD:||Frank Groombridge||BORN:||c1882 India||NOTES:||.||9TH CHILD:||Violet Groombridge||BORN:||c1883 Middlesex [2Q 1883 Brentford Vol 3a Page 67]||NOTES:||.||1881 CENSUS:||Ref: RG11 0786/54
4th [QO] Hussars
William Groombridge, Head, Married, Male, 39 years, Trumpet Major, born Ipswich Suffolk
Anastasia Groombridge, Wife, Married, Female, 35 years, born Ireland
William Groombridge, Son, Male, 11 years, Scholar, born East Indies British Subject
Mariane Groombridge, Daughter, Female, 6 years, Scholar, born East Indies British Subject
Stella Groombridge, Daughter, Female, 5 years, Scholar, born East Indies British Subject
|1901 CENSUS:||Ref: RG 13/4878
Keswick Cumberland District 4 Page 51 Schedule 276
20 Wadsworth Street
William Groombridge, Head, Married, Male, 56 years, Pensioner & Vol. Bandmaster, born Ipswich Suffolk
Anastasia Groombridge, Wife, Married, Female, 52 years, born Ireland
Violet Groombridge, Daughter, Single, Female, 17 years, born Middlesex
|1911 CENSUS:||Ref: RG14PN3119 RG78PN113 RD34SD2 ED10SN28
1 Bembridge Villas, High Street
Louisa Hills, Head, 56 years, Widow, Married 30 years, 12 children born alive, 8 still living, 4 have died, [info about children crossed out], Cook employed by Church of England Soldiers Institute, born Middlesex Windor, British
Elsie Hills, Daughter, 21 years, Single, Working at home, born Essex Colchester, British
Mr William Groombridge, Boarder, 66 years, Married, Librarian, born Suffolk Ipswich, British
Mrs Anastasia Groombridge, Boarder, 66 years, Married, Married 43 years, 10 children born alive, 4 still living, 6 have died, Working at home, born Ireland, Co. Carlow, British
|BL SOURCES:||.||OTHER SOURCES:||Census Returns
Family info, documents and photographs courtesy of the Roberts family
4th Light Dragoons Index