I have also read in fictional books many times where one might contemplate why they were born or the purpose of their life.
These two thoughts came together today like fast speeding trains heading for a collision.
Edward Adam Palin was born in 1851 in Barnton to Joseph Palin and Elizabeth Cliff. In the 1861 census we find Edward with his family. His father is listed as a waterman.
Estimated Birth Year abt 1850
Where born Barnton, Cheshire, England
Civil parish Portland
Registration district Weymouth
Sub-registration district Isle of Portland
ED, institution, or vessel Verne Citadel Barracks
Household schedule number 1
Page number 18
Then we find his death in India in 1880.
|Regiment||7th Foot - Royal Fusiliers|
|Campaign||Second Anglo-Afghan War 1878-1880|
|Medal||Afghan War Medal|
|Remark||Died of Disease 8.5.80.|
|Record set||Royal Fusiliers Collection 1863-1905|
|Category||Military Service & Conflict|
|Subcategory||Regimental & service records|
|Collections from||United Kingdom, Overseas / Unknown|