GORDON – Andrew 40th Regiment

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40th Somersetshire Regiment

AFGHAN WAR CANDAHAR GHUZNEE CABUL MEDAL 1842

NameGORDON – Andrew
Regiment (s)40th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 732
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
20th February 1834 / 19 years / Athlone Galway Ireland
Labourer
Description – Height
Complexion/Eyes/Hair/Scars
5 Ft 9¾ in
Fresh / Blue / Light Brown /None
Overseas Service/DurationEast Indies – 7 years
Lower & Upper Scinde Baluchistan & Afghanistan – 311 days
Length of Service15 years 277 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargeCorporal / 6th November 1849 / Dublin Ireland
Campaign MedalsMedal for 2nd Afghan Campaign with Kandahar Ghuznee and Kabul clasps
1842 Present at the Battle of Mahan States of Scinde
29th December 1843 granted a Bronze Star
Intended Residence at
Discharge
Dudley Worcester England
Pension DistrictsDecember 1849 Wolverhampton England
1850-1855 Western Australia
1856-1862 Melbourne Victoria Australia
1857 part pension stopped for wife and children remaining in Western Australia
1865-1875 New South Wales
Pension Paid10d per diem
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 BirthRoscommon Ireland
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Father
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Mother
Date/Place of Birth
Marriage
Not yet known
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
MURRAY Mary Ann
c1825 Not yet known
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children by 1st WifeAndrew B 1851 Perth Western Australia
D 1851 Perth Western Australia
bur 8th November 1851 East Perth Cemeteries Western Australia
Margaret B 1852 Fremantle Western Australia
Thomas B Not yet known
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Marriage
Not yet known
Land Grants Western
Australia
1850 assigned and occupied Lot 1 at Butler’s Swamp/ Freshwater Bay
Occupation after
Arrival
Policeman
Newspaper ArticlesPerth Gazette 14th June 1850
Departure from Western
Australia
Left Western Australia without wife and children and arrived 18th November 1855 in Adelaide per Sara
Date/Place of Death/BurialNot yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Wife
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationNot yet known if  GORDON Andrew returned to Western Australia or whether wife and children joined him in Victoria or New South Wales