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BATEMAN – Edward 8th and 15th Dragoons/Hussars

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8th Kings Royal Irish Hussars
15th Dragoons Kings Hussars
Name BATEMAN – Edward
Regiment (s) 8th and 15th Hussars
Regiment Number (s)  662 / 1294
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
 10th October 1839/ 18 years 6 months / London Middlesex England
Description – Height
 5 Ft 7¼ in
Dark / hazel / dark brown / scar on forehead, small burn on left temple and arm, anchor left arm
Overseas Service/Duration East Indies – 4 years  246 days
Length of Service 12 years  319 days
Rank/Date/Place of Discharge Private /  24th August 1852  / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsNot yet known
Intended Residence at
Brompton London England
Pension Districts1852 Chatham
1853-1854 Western Australia
Pension Paid 8d per diem temporary 3 years until 14 September 1853
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
26th April 1853 departed London England via Cork and Rio de Janeiro
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
ROBERT SMALL  19th August 1853
Date/Place of Birthc1821 Parish of Soberton Portsmouth Hampshire England
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
Not yet known
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children by 1st WifeNot yet known
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Land Grants Western
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper Articles
Departure from Western
17th March 1854
Date/Place of Death/BurialNot yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide index
1841 Edward Bateman Private 662 8th Dragoons Located Norwich and Manchester
1851 Edward Bateman Private 1294 15th light Dragoons location Bangalore India
Discharge due to scrophula and rheumatic pains – impaired health and general debility.
During the voyage of the Robert Small, Edward Bateman made allegations against the Surgeon Superintendent and Sergeant Major Knox. Despite the Surgeon Superintendent trying to get Bateman and McQuade off the ship at Rio de Janeiro they continued as part of the guard to Fremantle. After the ship arrived in Fremantle an Inquiry was held that exonerated Mc Quade followed by a Court martial where Bateman was acquitted of all charges. Left Colony (Western Australia) without leave WO23/34