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BURK / BURKE – Richard HEIC and 106th Regiment

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Honourable East India Company – Painting of Battle of Ferozeshah 1845
106th Regiment Bombay Light Infantry


NameBURK / BURKE – Richard
Regiment (s)Honourable East India Company and 106th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 1934 (106th)
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
1st June 1849 / 21 years / Clonmel Tipperary Ireland
Description – Height
5 Ft 7¼ in
Fresh / Grey / Fair / None
Overseas Service/DurationIndia (including Persian expedition 1856-57) – 13 years
Length of Service15 years 304 days
(HEIC 1st June 1849 – 29th October 1859 – 13 Years 292 days
106th Regiment 30th October 1859-2nd June 1863 – 2 years 12 days)
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 2nd June 1863 / Royal Victoria Hospital Netley Hampshire England
Campaign MedalsPersian Campaign (1856-57)
Intended Residence at
Kilkenny Ireland
Pension Districts1863 Kilkenny
1864 Tilbury
October 1864 – Western Australia
October 1866 – South Australia
Pension Paid7d per diem
Pension 7/8 Indian 1/8 Imperial
Indian portion paid to wife Ellen
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
1st July 1864 Portland Dorset England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
MERCHANTMAN 12th September 1864
Date/Place of Birthc1828 St John’s Kilkenny 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
Not yet known
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children by 1st WifeNone known
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
2nd Husband of WifeNot yet known
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Land Grants Western
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper Articles
Departure from Western
10th July 1866 per Sea Ripple to South Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial1st January 1867 Adelaide South Australia
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide Index
1861 Richard Burk 1934 Private 106th foot Location Neemuch
Discharge due to scurvy and general cachexia and syphilis.
Richard was accompanied by his wife Ellen on the voyage of the Merchantman, their conduct was rated ‘very good