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The National Army Museum is currently holding a special exhibition until 30 July 2011: Wives and Sweethearts.
The exhibition explores soldiers’ relationships from the 18th century to the present day. You’ll be able to see a fantastic selection of letters, photographs, jewellery and other tokens of love. Click here to find out more about the exhibition
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We’ve found our very own army sweethearts in our Chelsea Pensioners British Army Service Records. Joseph Grandy’s military history sheet shows his wife, Catherine Louisa, as being with his battalion:
We can see from this record that Joseph and Catherine married on 16 September 1873 in Dublin. Joseph was posted to India on 21 October 1873, so we can infer that Catherine travelled to India with Joseph, a new wife unwilling to be parted from her husband.
Here is a photograph of Joseph and Catherine from a photographer’s studio in Dublin:
We’d love to hear about any army sweethearts you’ve found while researching your past.