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Edward Bamford
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No. 5746 Name: Edward Bamford Corps: Grenadier Guards
Questions to be put to the Recruit before Enlistment
1. What is your name?Edward Bamford
2. In or near what Parish or Town were you born?Kettering, Kettering Northamptonshire
3. Are you a British Subject?Yes
4. What is your age?21 years 2 months
5. What is your Trade or Calling?Shoe Finisher
6. Have you resided out of your Father's house for three years continuously in the same place, or occupied a house or land of the yearly value of £10 for one year, and if so, state where? No
You are hereby warned that if after enlistment it is found that you have given a wilfully false answer to any of the following seven questions, you will be liable to a punishment of two years imprisonment with hard labour
7. Are you, or have you been, an Apprentice? if so, where? to whom? and for what period?No
8. Are you Married?No
9. Have you ever been sentenced to Imprisonment by the Civil Power? No
10. Do you now belong to Her Majesty's Army, the Marines, the Militia, the Militia Reserve, the Royal Navy, the Volunteers, the Yeomanry, the Army Reserve,  or the Naval Reserve Force? If so, to what Corps?Yes, 4 Bn Northn Regt
11. Have you ever served in Her Majesty's Army, the Marines, the Militia, the Militia Reserve, or the Royal Navy? If so, state which and cause of dischargeNo, except in the Militia in which I an still serving
12. Have you truly stated the whole, if any, of your previous Service? Yes
13. Have you ever been rejected as unfit for Her Majesty's Service? If so, on what grounds? No
14. Are you willing to be vaccinated or re-vaccinated?Yes
15. For what Corps are you willing to be enlisted, or are you willing to be enlisted for General Service? The Regiment of Foot Guards
16. Did you receive a Notice, and do you understand its meaning, and who gave it to you?Yes. Sergt H Thompson, 3 Bn Northn Regt
17. Are you willing to serve upon the following conditions provided Her Majesty should so long require your service?
(a)  For the term of twelve years, for the first three years in Army Service, and for the remaining nine years in the 1st Class of the Army Reserve, or if at the termination of such period of Army Service, you are serving beyond the seas, then for the first four years in Army Service and for the remaining eight years in the first class of the Army Reserve.
(b) If, at the expiration of the above-mentioned term of Army Service, a state of war exists, then, if so directed by the competent Military Authority, to serve in Army Service for a further term not exceeding 12 months
(c)  If, at the expiration of the above-mentioned term of Army Service, you are so required by a proclamation from Her Majesty in case of imminent national danger or great emergency, then to serve in Army Service so as to complete your term of 12 years, and for a further period not exceeding 12 months.

I, Edward Bamford do solemnly declare that the above answers made by me to the above questions are true, and that I am willing to fulfil the engagements made.


I Ernest Marlow  do make Oath, that I will be faithful and bear true Allegiance to Her Majesty, Her Heirs, and Successors, and that I will, as in duty bound, honestly and faithfully defend Her Majesty, Her Heirs, and Successors, in Person, Crown, and Dignity against all enemies, and will observe and obey all orders of Her Majesty, Her Heirs, and Successors, and of the Generals and Officers set over me. So help me God.

Witness my hand    Signature of Recruit  Edward Bamford          Signature of Witness  H Thompson Serg


The Recruit above-named was cautioned by me that if he made any false answer to any of the above questions he would be liable to be punished as provided in the Army Act.

The above questions were then read to the recruit in my presence.

I have taken care that he understands each question, and that his answer to each question has been duly entered as replied to, and the said recruit has made and signed the declaration and oath before me at Northampton  on this 10th  day  of  March  1896

Signature of the Justice  as G Macleay Colonel Commanding 48th Regimental District

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