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Claremont Pensioner Guard Village October 2010 and July 2011 EPG Gazette

40th Somersetshire Regiment
Pensioner Barracks


NameCLARK/CLARKE – Charles
Regiment (s)40th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 572
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
17th October 1827 / 22 years / Queens Square London Middlesex England
Description – Height
5 Ft 8 in
Dark / Hazel / Dark / None
Overseas Service/DurationEast Indies  -10 years 160 days
Lower and Upper Scinde (Balochistan and Afghanistan) –  3 years 324 days
Length of Service17 years 301 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 12  August 1845 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsSoldiers of the 40th Regiment receive either the Candahar Ghiznee medal or the Ghuznee Cabul medal 1842 (1st Afghan War)
Intended Residence at
London England
Pension Districts1845 South London
1847 Western London
1847 South London
1848 Oxford
1848 Plymouth
1849 Woolwich
1850-1882 Western Australia
Pension Paid9d per diem
1875 increased to 1/3 per diem for service to Enrolled Force
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
4th March 1850 Portsmouth Hampshire England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
SCINDIAN 1st June 1850
Date/Place of BirthWestminster Middlesex England
Date/Place of Baptismc1805 St Margaret’s Westminster Middlesex 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
Date/Place of MarriageNot applicable
Children by 1st WifeNot applicable
Land Grants Western
11th September 1850 assigned Swan Location (Freshwater Bay) P 239 of 9 acres 2 roods and P 258 of 2 roods
18th August 1857 Application Fee Simple Title 1104
Applied for Title of Freshwater Bay Location P258
Occupation after
Assistant Overseer Toodyay Depot: Left service December 1852 17th November 1851-24th December 1852
Newspaper ArticlesPerth Gazette 14th June 1850 arrival of the Scindian
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial24th May 1882 Mt Eliza Depot Perth Western Australia
24th May 1882 Church of England Section East Perth Cemeteries Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide Index
1841 Charles Clarke 572 40th Foot location Quettah Bombay
Discharge due to chronic rheumatism
“18th February 1850 Captain Tulloch
Maintenance of wife of 40th P G Charles Clarke.
She is to be turned out of barracks and not permitted to embark with the Force. You will inform her that as a separation has taken place in consequence of her own misconduct no allowance will be made to her out of her husband’s pension such cases forming an exception by Act of Parliament to the general rule on the subject.”
AJCO Reel 1300 WO4 285 Folio 267
After the arrival of the Scindian at Fremantle Captain Henderson wrote a report listing the rank name, trade or calling, rate of pension, date of enlistment for 5 months service, marital status, and number of children for each pensioner. Sometimes the trade of calling differed from that recorded at the time of attestation.
Private Charles Clark, light porter, 9d, 21st January, single