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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.19    
Surname  Beacham    
First Name(s)  John    
Record Date  04-Aug    
Record Year  1896    
Address  27,Fitzroy St.,Totterdown,Bristol.     
Born  Frome,Somerset.October 1821.    
Trade  Carpenter.    
Enlisted  Soho Square,London. 21st.September 1840.    
Regiment(s)  (1). 2nd.Madras European Light Infantry.(Now HM.105) ,(2). 3rd.Madras European Regt (Now HM 108) - from which I was pensioned.    
Served Under  2nd.M.E.L.I. Col.Dice, Major Thompson, Major Hands, Capt. Rawlings. 3rd M.E.R. Col. Whitlock, Adjt $$ harris.    
Discharged  In India, Finally in England as per Discharge Certificate, 20th.Oct.1862.    
Cause of Discharge  Time Expired, pensioned.    
Medals  Good Conduct Medal, 1 India Mutiny,present at Gingungar,10th.April 1858, Coprer, 17th.April. Action at £arrda 19th.April.Surrender of $$rivee 17th.June 1858.    
Regimental Number  958 in 2nd.Madras E.L.I., 19 in 3rd.Madras E.Regt.    
Wounds or Distinguishing Marks  None.    
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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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