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 Soldiers Pension Details - 1896

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Date transcribed2009-00-00
Transcribed byPeter Rogers
CommentThe following data were taken in 1896 as a 'snapshot' of Pensioners who were formerly in service in India with the East India Company's Armies and/of the Indian Army. These data are transcribed from IOR/L/MIL/14/214

Note that many of the entries were made by persons with lack of knowledge of placenames or other details unfamiliar to better education. Accordingly, some of the spelling is not 'standard'!

IOR Reference  L/MIL/14/214 f.6    
Surname  Algar    
First Name(s)  Henry    
Record Date  23-Jun    
Record Year  1896    
Address  Fauvic,Grouville,Jersey.    
Born  Near Gt.Yarmouth,England in 1813.     
Trade  Waiter.    
Enlisted  Tower Hill,Middlesex. 14th.Mar 1835 (By Sgt.Lloyd).    
Regiment(s)  (1) 4th.Battalion Bengal Foot Artillery. (2) 3rd..Sikh Regt.    
Served Under  Artillery Lieutenants - A.Light 1843,C.H.Blunt -45/46. 3rd Sikhs. Lieutenant & Adjutant W.F. Leicester - 52/54, Capt. $ Carnegie, Cantont. Magistrate, Peshawar.    
Discharged  Town Majors Office, Calcutta 14th.Mar 1856 by Govt.Grneral Order dated 14th.March 1856. (Pd.25th.June.).    
Cause of Discharge  Time Expired.    
Medals  One for Ferozeshur 21/22.Dec 1845,Clasp for Sobraon 10 Feb 1846.    
Regimental Number  2272    
Wounds or Distinguishing Marks  None    
Notes  Enlisted at the age of 22, own attestation.    
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In 1896 the Military Pension authorities determined to take a 'snapshot' of ex-soldiers of the EIC & Indian Armies who were receiving a pension in Europe. This snapshot provides very interesting details of the careers of each soldier and each widow receiving a pension.
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