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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

Journal

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 Africa to St Helena, as valet to Captain W. Gordon during the former's sick leave.

Journal

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 followed his regiment to Manchester to take over the hospital there, and in May 1874 joined the regiment in Curragh Camp, Ireland. Received relative rank of Hospital Quarter Master Sergeant in February 1874. Regiment moved to Cahir and co. Tipperary in September 1874. During 1874, the Cardwellian army reforms came into operation; and the ranks of Regimental Hospital Sergeant and Compounder in Medicine became obsolete.

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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, Quevillart received his discharge. At the beginning of January 1877, he returned to Norwich with his family to stay with his sister.

Journal

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 messenger and caretaker in the London and Provincial Bank, Hay Hill, in June 1877, and moved into a cottage in the bank yard.

Journal

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.

Journal

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 Edinburgh. Embarked for Canada with draft regiment in July, and stationed in Quebec until September, when he received discharge from the army and returned to England. Re-enlisted immediately with 13th Light Dragoons in the hope of seeing active service, but was 'shuffled into' the 6th Dragoon Carabineers, and joined the latter regiment at Hounslow barracks. Volunteered to join 1st Royal Dragoons on active service in the Crimea.

Journal

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 failed and Quevillart took unauthorised leave in order to join the 13th Light Dragoons at Dorchester barracks by impersonating Private Smith. Regiment embarked for the Crimea in June, and landed at Balaclava on 10 July. Encamped near Sebastopol and remained there on active service until after the fall of Sebastopol on 8 September. The troops wintered in Scutari.

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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 barracks, but ordered to rejoin the 1st Royal Dragoons in Camp Curragh, co. Kildare.

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