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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.9    
Surname  Amey    
First Name(s)  James    
Record Date  02-Jun    
Record Year  1896    
Address  2,Gopsall St., Hoxton,Shoreditch.    
Born  8,Allerton St.,Hoxton,London on 14th.Feb 1832.    
Trade  House Decorator-Water Gilder.    
Enlisted  Charles St.Westminster 1853.    
Regiment(s)  3rd.Bengal Europeans.    
Served Under  Col.Swatman,Capt.Pricep,Lieut. Orchard. Discharged    
Discharged  Calcutta and finally in East India House 1859 (Pd.20 Jul.).    
Cause of Discharge  Paralysis of left side caused by sunstroke in action at Agra.    
Medals  1 for 2 actions at Agra.    
Regimental Number  349.(Corporal.).    
Wounds or Distinguishing Marks  No.    
Notes  Rank shown as Corpl.    
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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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