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CURTIS – Francis 14th Light Dragoons

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14th Light Dragoons
Punjab Medal w Chilianwala and Goojerat Clasp
Persian War Medal
Indian Mutiny Medal Central India Clasp


NameCURTIS – Francis
Regiment (s)14th Light Dragoons
Regiment Number (s) 902
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
17th April 1841 / 22 years 6 months / Westminster Middlesex England
Description – Height
5 Ft 7½ in
Fair / Blue / Light Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationEast Indies – 18 years 5 months
Length of Service19 years 18 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 13th August 1860 / Approved Adjutant General’s office Dublin Ireland
Campaign MedalsPunjab Campaign with Chillianwala  and Goojerat clasps
India General Service Medal with Persia Clasp
Indian Mutiny Medal 1857-1858 with Central India Clasp
Intended Residence at
26 Sussex Place Regents Park London
Pension Districts21st August 1860 1st North London Pension District
1861 Birmingham and Coventry
1862 Tilbury
1862 Western Australia
1871 Pension suspended during imprisonment (6 months).
1873 Pension suspended during imprisonment (6 months).
1875 Pension Paid Western Australia
1878 Refused increase of Pension in Western Australia
1881 Sentenced to 6 months imprisonment
1882 Struck off Pension List
1883 Refused restoration of Pension
5th April 1889 at Perth charged with vagrancy by Sergeant Claffey
1890 Restoration of Pension
Pension Paid8d per diem
1873 On release from prison pension reduced to 7d per diem
1890 Restoration of pension
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
16th March 1862 Portland Dorset England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
NORWOOD 9th June 1862
Date/Place of Birth1819 Falmouth  Cornwall 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
Did not marry
Date/Place of MarriageNot applicable
Children by 1st WifeNot applicable
Land Grants Western
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesThe Enquirer & Commercial News 19th September 1894
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial6th September 1894 Mount Eliza Depot Perth Western Australia
6th September 1894 Church of England Section East Perth Cemeteries Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not applicable
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationFrancis Curtis “served with the Army of the Punjaub in 1848-1849 was present at the affair at Ramnugger and at the battles of Chillianwallah and Goojerat.
Special service: Present at the surrender of the Sikh army, the occupation and attack of Peshawar and the expulsion of the Affghans (sic)beyond the Khyber Pass
Received a medal for services in the Punjaub Campaign- a bar for Chillianwallah and one for the battle of Goojerat.
Served in the Persian Expedition in 1857 and was present at the action of Mohammerah 26th March 1857. Received medal for service in Persia
Served with the Central Indian Field force in 1857-8 under the command of Major General Sir Hugh Ross KGB and was present at the capture of Rathgar 19th January and at the action of Bawdia 31 January 1858”.
Discharge due to chronic rheumatism
Francis was charged and found guilty of a series of robberies from 1864.
John O’Donnell Recommended Francis Curtiss (sic) be admitted to Mt. Eliza Poor House 1880, 1882, 1885 (Item No. 1885/1848: Colonial Surgeon)