Queenie turns up on two 1911 Census's which is interesting. She's also with her Grandparents as well !! They are Pembroke Larter born 1837 in Suffolk; a retired army pensioner. So which Regiment was he in in India and the UK too? Her grandma is Amelia Sparling born in Limerick, Ireland 1847 and married c.1870. I'd guess Pembroke was their eldest son when he was born in India.
Pembroke of 1837 parents were--Elijah Larter; born Middleton Suffolk in 1811, and Mary Ann Smith, born 1806 in Suffolk.
Pembroke of 1872 has two younger sisters both born in Ipswich, Essex----Alice 1877 and Jane in 1879. So, the Larter's had returned from India sometime between 1872 and 1877. After retiring from the Army, Pembroke then ran an inn--The Dove Tavern, St Helen's St, Ipswich, Essex until the very early 1900s. He died in Ipswich 3 June,1912 leaving an Estate of £1,747 to his wife Amelia. Prior to joining the army, he'd been a fisherman.
Pembroke had joined the British Army, 6th March, 1854 of the 70th Foot Regiment; Surrey. By 1861 he was a Corporal serving in both New Zealand and India. He retired 5th Oct 1875 at Aldershot, Surrey army camp as a Sergeant of the same Reg't.( promoted 1 Sept. 1869) having served just over 20 years of which 4 years in NZ and 10 years in India.
He received several medals---Good Conduct, Long Service, for service in India and New Zealand War Medal. His commanding officer in the 70th Foot Reg't was Lt. W Smith.Edited by: Paul Hilton at:6th March 2012 02:54