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Journals of Charles William Quevillart
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Journals of Charles William Quevillart

  • MC 24
  • Fonds
  • 1853-1903

The journals up to 1870, and particularly those written during his years abroad, are illustrated with Quevillart's own drawings.

Charles William Quevillart; 1831-? 1903; Norwich and Heigham, Norfolk, and Crimea, India and London

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End of Quevillart's apprenticeship with R.K. Bayes, Taylor and Draper. Enlisted with 66th Berkshire Foot Regiment in August; stationed at Fort George barracks, St Peter Port, Guernsey. Voyage to Madeira and Canaries and along west coast of Af...

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7th Dragoons left Maidstone for Colchester in September, 1871, and Quevillart was allotted to another regiment, but at his request allowed to take over the barracks hospital in Norwich. Small pox epidemic in Norwich.In May 1873, Quevillart followe...

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Quevillart authorised to continue on hospital staff as Surgeon's Clerk on 8 June 1875, but in June 1876 demoted to rank of duty sergeant and then appointed Canteen Sergeant. Regiment returned to Camp Curragh in June 1876. In December 1876, Qu...

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Difficulty of finding civilian employment in Norwich. Briefly employed as a porter in the Thorpe Lunatic Asylum, as an attendant at the Private Lunatic Asylum, Catton Grove, and as 'Skatesman' at St Giles's Skating Rink. Became mess...

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Eyesight returned during 1890. Discharged from post at bank in 1891 and left at end of May. Moved into cottage in North Heigham. Eldest son, George, enlisted in army, 1891.

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Return voyage from St Helena to Guernsey, reaching St Peter Port in February. Promotion to rank of corporal. Quevillart's company temporarily moved to Grand Roche barracks between March and June. Escort duty to Fort Pitt Chatham, and to Edinb...

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Selected to join draft for the east in the 1st Royal Dragoons. Promotion to rank of Lance-Corporal. Stationed briefly at Hampton Court in March. Ordered to take up post of Quarter Master Sergeant in Canterbury barracks in May; appeal against this ...

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Regiment remained in Scutari until May when it embarked for the return voyage. From April Quevillart was selected as a 'Watcher of the sick'; a special orderly to attend invalids in the Great Hospital at Scutari. Returned to Dorchester b...

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