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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.23    
Surname  Berry    
First Name(s)  Robert    
Record Date  10-Jun    
Record Year  1896    
Address  Kings Hill, Nailsea, nr.Bristol.    
Born  Great Malvern,Worcestershire. 2nd.August 1829.    
Trade  None.    
Enlisted  3rd.March 1847, Liverpool.    
Regiment(s)  Bengal Horse Artillery,2nd.Troop,1st.Brigade.    
Served Under  Major Walter, Lieuts.Woodcock, Blunt,Grant.    
Discharged  Umballa 1866 (in India).    
Cause of Discharge  Time Expired.    
Medals  2 for Punjab Campaign 1848&49, also Indian Mutiny 1857&58.     
Regimental Number  Not known - (See Notes).    
Wounds or Distinguishing Marks  None.    
Notes  Regimental Number not known because Medals,Discharge Parchment small book and papers was lost by Burglary at Nowsh$$$$$ near Peshawar in 1877.    
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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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