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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.14    
Surname  Barry    
First Name(s)  Michael    
Record Date  01-Aug    
Record Year  1896    
Address  Dungannon.    
Born  Cork, In or about 1822.    
Trade  Gardener.    
Enlisted  Cork.No date.    
Regiment(s)  (1) 2nd.Bombay Regt.(2) Sub-Conductor,Bo.Commissariat Dept.    
Served Under  Capt.Thompson, Lieut. Aitcheson.    
Discharged  Bombay, 3rd.Sept. 1860.    
Cause of Discharge  Retired voluntarily.    
Medals  1 medal & 1 clasp for Persia.    
Regimental Number  658 (Sub Conductor.).    
Wounds or Distinguishing Marks  No.    
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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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