Images from the West Indies & Bermuda
Corporal John Ward
Royal Artillery
St. Georges, Bermuda
c. 1884
Unidentified Private
99th Duke of Edinburgh's (Lanarkshire)
Regiment of Foot
Hamilton, Bermuda
Unidentified Colour Sergeant
West India Regiment
c. 1897 - 1902
Unidentified Private
Royal Army Medical Corps
c. 1895
Unidentified Private
Royal Marine Light Infantry
c. 1900
Sergeant T. Herbert
c. 1895
Sergeant Master Tailor Cecil Dodd
2nd West India Regiment

Mounted Photograph

Kingston, Jamaica
c. 1911
Even though this photograph was
fully identified by a period
inscription on the paper backing of
its original frame researching the
military career of Sergeant Master
Tailor Cecil Dodd proved difficult
since he had initially enlisted in the
Royal Artillery and transferred at a
later date into the 2/West India

Cecil Dodd was born in 1874 at
Danbury, Essex, England the son of
Frederick and Caroline Dodd.

He attested with the Royal
Artillery at Colchester on 10
November 1894 with his trade at
that time being listed as that of a
Seated Soldier/Marine
c. 1905
Corps of Military Police
Sergeant Major
12 August 1889
Two Light Infantrymen
c. 1870
Sir William Owen Lanyon
Kingston, Jamaica
c. 1867
Captain Hepworth Arthur Hill
Lieutenant James Sydney Henderson
West India Regiment
August 1896
1st Battalion, the Royal Scots
c. 1883
Royal Artillery
Hamilton, Bermuda
c. 1860s
Coming up with an appropriate title for Private
David Stewart’s entry was problematic only due to
the rather picturesque choices his service records
offered. Stewart is without a doubt the earliest
enlisting private soldier featured here at having enlisted during the
reign of William IV on 26 September, 1831 at
Aberdeen, Scotland.

Stewart was born about 1811 in Forfar, Scotland. Due
to his very early birth date I have not been able to
establish his family connections in that town. A tailor
at the time of his enlistment, Stewart attested as No.
1118 with 79th (Cameron Highlanders) Regiment of
Foot for a term of unlimited service. This rather
forbidding and open ended enlistment was somewhat
mitigated by a three pound enlistment bounty.

Stewart remained with the 79th until 21 March, 1838
when he transferred to the 71st (Highland Light
Infantry) Regiment of Foot.
Discharge Parchment and Original
Tinned Iron Storage Tube

Private David Stewart
71st Regiment of Foot

29 November, 1852
Hamilton, Bermuda
c. 1860s