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ANDERSON – Francis 18th Regiment 1st and 2nd Battalion

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18th Regiment Royal Irish Cap Badge
China Medal


NameANDERSON – Francis
Regiment (s)18th Regiment  1st and 2nd Battalion
Regiment Number (s) 1333 / 6
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
23rd March 1840 / 20 years / Castlebar Mayo Ireland
Description – Height
5 Ft 5½ in
Sallow / Grey / Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationBombay India – 262 days
Bengal – 4 years 236 days
China – 6 years 216 days
Burma – 1 year 240 days
Length of Service21 years 31 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 6th August 1861 / Buttevant Cork Ireland
Campaign MedalsMedal for China and Burmah
Intended Residence at
Preston Lancashire England
Pension Districts1861 Preston
1862 Bermuda (in transit)
1863-1867 Western Australia
Pension Paid9d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
30th October 1862 Gravesend England (via Bermuda)
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
MERCHANTMAN 15th February 1863
Date/Place of Birthc1820 Turlough Castlebar Mayo Ireland
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
UNKNOWN Elizabeth or Catherine
Not yet known
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children by 1st WifeRobert Francis B c1856 Not yet known
M 1st MEALIA Annie 1883 Fremantle Western Australia
M 2nd DAVIS Martha Ferdinanda Not yet known
D 26th December 1939 Wagin Western Australia
bur Free Church Section Wagin Western Australia
Elizabeth Ann B c1859 Not yet known
M DRAKE Thomas 1873 Perth Western Australia
D 14th August 1916 Maylands Western Australia
Land Grants Western
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesThe West Australian Thursday 17th August 1916 page 1 Funeral notice Elizabeth Drake
The Western Mail (Perth WA) Thursday 4th January 1940 Death of Robert Anderson
Departure from Western
Not Applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial10th May 1867 Fremantle Western Australia
St. Patrick’s Cemetery Fremantle Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide Index
1841 Francis Anderson 1333 Private 18th Foot Joined from Bombay location Hang Kong and Canton
1851 Francis Anderson 1333 Private 18th foot location Fort William Calcutta
1861 Francis Anderson 6 Private 18th Foot 2nd Batt Depot location Buttevant
Discharge: At own request after 21 years’ service
The Surgeon Superintendent of the Merchantman reported Mrs Anderson’s conduct was ‘good on the whole but a virago’ conduct of the children was good. Francis received medical treatment during the voyage, and rated a Very Good from the Surgeon Superintendent despite the following charges: 4th December 1862 Private Anderson neglecting to clear the mess table and was deprived of liquor for 2 days, 24th December he was absent from drawing rations and lost his liquor for 7 days
26 July 1865 Pensioner Francis Anderson was charged with having 5 live fowls in his possession supposed to have been stolen from Dr. Attfield. ANDERSON denied the charge stating he was working in another Pensioners home making boots, which the other pensioner endorsed. The RM dismissed the case; Anderson had been on the Force for 2 years and bears a good character for honesty. 28 August 1865.