One of the people in my family tree is Charles Moulden. He is my great-grandmother’s brother, he is also Lyall‘s grandfather’s brother. When Lyall and Diana were over last year we worked through a lot of family tree information and Lyall was telling me that he thought Charles had been in the army and had died in India.
I was able to find him in the 1881 census aged 8 with the rest of the family. I had trouble finding an 18 year old Charles in the 1891 census, but I did find a 20 year old Charles Moulden as a private in the 5th Lancers in barracks. I wonder if he inflated his age to sign up. The 5th Lancers did serve in India, so this looked to match what Lyall had told me.
A couple of days ago, I was searching the army death returns indexes on FindMyPast and found the following entry for Charles Moulden:
- Moulden, Charles, 21 Meerut 1892 p129
After a bit more searching it appears that the 5th Lancers were in Meerut, India in 1892, so it looks like this may be him. I’ll have to do some more research, but at least I have some facts that match what was thought.