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Searching for a soldier in the British army or Canadian militia

John H. Grenville

Searching for a soldier in the British army or Canadian militia

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Published by J. H. Grenville in [Toronto] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Great Britain. -- Army -- Registers.,
  • Canada -- Militia -- Registers.,
  • Canada -- Genealogy.

  • Edition Notes

    This paper was given to the Kingston Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society at their meeting on 20 Nov., 1976.

    StatementJohn H. Grenville.
    ContributionsOntario Genealogical Society. Kingston Branch
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsU11G7 G73 1976
    The Physical Object
    Pagination[8] leaves.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL19096500M


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