I have recently downloaded a gt.grand uncles Army service records from the Web, I had been trying to find him for eight years. It made very interesting reading, especially as it was his wife who was removed from the Regiment. He joined the Lancers as a trumpeter at 15 and was soon in trouble for fighting in the barracks and playing with gunpowder - not at the same time-then went on to serve in India for much of his 21 years service. It looks as though he transferred to the Hussars in order to stay on in India. He was still a private when he left in 1888, with no medals or decorations but lots of pay deferments and drink related incidents, plus gonorrhea and syphilis. He was described as "a good soldier apart from 11 lapses". He came back to England in November 1886, with an Anglo Indian wife he had married seven years earlier when she was 15. According to his Army records she was removed from the Regiment in June 1887 for misconduct. Now I know she had a child in September 1887, born in the workhouse with no father's name on the birth certificate, but even so it seems rather harsh for presumably one lapse on her part. If the father was also in the Regiment what would have happened to him?