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15th Dragoons Kings Hussars
NameCARTER – Matthew
Regiment (s)15th Hussars / Dragoons
Regiment Number (s) 231
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
12th April 1825 / 18 years / Cambridge Cambridgeshire England
Description – Height
 5 Ft 8 in
Fresh / Hazel / Brown / Marks of Leeches on right side and of bleeding in both arms
Overseas Service/DurationEast Indies – 10 years 104 days
Length of Service25 years 165 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 22nd October 1850 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
Cambridge England
Pension Districts1851 Cambridge
1851-1863 Western Australia
1863-1875 Madras
Pension Paid1/0½d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
16th July 1851 Plymouth England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
MINDEN 14th October 1851
Date/Place of Birth29 March 1807 St. Peter’s Cambridge England
Date/Place of Baptism10 May 1807 St. Peter’s Cambridge England
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 Married
Date/Place of MarriageNot applicable
Children by 1st WifeNot applicable
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not applicable
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not applicable
Land Grants Western
Not applicable
Occupation after
In the York Census taken on 31 December 1859 Matthew Carter age 54, single, protestant, could both read and write, free, arrived on the Minden 1851, born England he was domiciled at the premises of LE Burges of York.
Newspaper ArticlesInquirer and Commercial News Wednesday 11 February 1863 page 2 Departure to Madras
Departure from Western
February 7th 1863 per York to Madras India
Date/Place of Death/BurialA Matthew Carter age 78, pensioner died Madras 11 July 1881 and is buried at Poonamallee Cemetery, Madras
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not applicable
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationIn the British Army Worldwide Index for 1841 Matthew Carter, 231, 15th Hussars is located at Bangalore, India
Discharge due to being worn out from length of service.
1851 Census HO 107/1760/908 Matthew is living with his cousin Mary Fletcher at Fishers Lane, St Peter, Cambridge, England.
Matthew was recorded as living on the premises of LE Burges in York 1859 and when he left the Colony in 1863 it was on the same ship as SP Phillips (of York) with a consignment of horses.