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52nd Regiment Oxfordshire Badge
Regiment (s)52nd Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 1674
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
4th November 1842 / 18 years / Longford Ireland
Description – Height
5 Ft 6¾ in
Fresh / Hazel / Light Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationNorth America – 3 years 4 months
East Indies – 2 years
Length of Service13 years 282 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 16 September 1856 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
Longford Ireland
Pension Districts1856 Longford
1859 1st West London
1863 Tilbury
1863-1866 Western Australia
1866 2nd West London
1867 Paisley
1867 Glasgow
1872 Longford, 1st Glasgow
1874 Glasgow
Pension Paid6d per diem
12th June 1866 Increased to 9d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
23rd September 1863 Portland Dorset England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
LORD DALHOUSIE 28th December 1863
Date/Place of Birth1824 Templemichael Longford 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
Did not marry
Date/Place of MarriageNot applicable
Children by 1st WifeNot applicable
Land Grants Western
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesPerth Gazette and West Australian Times Friday 19th January 1866 – page 2 (Henry Cowan’s departure from Western Australia)
Departure from Western
18th January 1866 departed for London aboard “Fitzroy”
Date/Place of Death/BurialNot yet known (possibly Scotland)
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not applicable
Will or ProbateNone known
Further Information1851 British Army World Wide Index – Location: Limerick, Ireland
Reason for Discharge – Ophthalmia
Has been confined in hospital for the last eighteen months with ophthalmia with the result of causing considerable constitutional debility and much impairing his general health and power of vision. Both eyes have been affected and there is opacity of both cornea but more on the right side the vessels are seen much infected. Vision dim in both eyes and his usefulness as a soldier thereby limited. He is recommended for discharge. Is not of intemperate habits. Followed the occupation of a servant.
Between 1859 and 1862 Henry Cowan was given leave of absence to live in South America – his pension was not paid during this period.
Cons 36, CSR Vol 552, 3 January -2nd June 1865
Nominal Roll Enrolled Pensioners appointed to Camden harbour
52th, Pension 6d, rate 2/6, rank Corp. Henry Cowen, marital status Single, remarks V/G.