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Robert’s service record showed that he had been discharged as a “lunatic”. We discovered more informatio­n about what happened in an article published in a local newspaper. On 28 September 1870 the Hampshire Telegraph reported that Robert had suddenly stabbed his friend and comrade William Elton, a colour sergeant. The British Newspaper Archive has a vast collection of digitised newspapers. We found the article at britishnew­spaperarch­ive.co.uk/viewer/ bl/0000069/18700928/006/0002. The same newspaper article can also be viewed by ‘Pro’ subscriber­s to Findmypast ( findmypast.co.uk).

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