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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.17    
Surname  Bates    
First Name(s)  Thomas    
Record Date  17-Jul    
Record Year  1896    
Address  1,Millon Rd. Brentwood, Essex.    
Born  Salford, Nr.Manchester,Lancashire, 22nd.June 1823.    
Trade  Labourer/Musician(see notes).    
Enlisted  Manchester, 1st.February 1841.    
Regiment(s)  (1) 2nd.Queens Royals.(2) East India Company Artillery.    
Served Under  Col.Cuther$,2nd.Queens . Col.Leslie, East India Compy Artillery.    
Discharged  Clonmel, 25th.March 1851. East India Compy at Warley Barracks 30 April 1861.    
Cause of Discharge  Purchased discharge from 2nd.Queens. Discharged on the break up of the East India Compy. Service in 2nd.Queens counting for pension.    
Medals  None.    
Regimental Number  2nd.Regt. 1603, East India Compy. 74.    
Wounds or Distinguishing Marks  No    
Notes  Amended note shows Musician as trade.    
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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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