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HALL – John 10th Regiment 16th Lancers and 3rd Light Dragoons

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10th Lincolnshire Regiment
16th Queens Lancers
3rd Light Dragoons Uniform
Afghan War – Ghunzi Medal
Sutlej Medal w Sobraon and Aliwal
NameHALL – John
Regiment (s)10th Regiment 16th Lancers and 3rd Light Dragoons
Regiment Number (s) 373/1560
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
25th January 1823 / 18 years / Leeds Yorkshire England
Description – Height
5 Ft 8 in
Sallow / Hazel / Grey / None
Overseas Service/DurationEast Indies – 19 years 4 months
Length of Service21 years 168 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 28th August 1849 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign Medals3 Medals for Campaign in Afghanistan 1838/9; assault and capture of Ghunzee, at Maharajpore 1843, Aliwal and Sobroan 1846 NAA B2713/1321
Intended Residence at
Lincoln Lincolnshire England (also nominated Barnsley, Yorkshire)
Pension Districts1849 Sheffield
1851 Western Australia
1858-1868 Bengal
1868 Sheffield
1870-1885 Melbourne Australia
Pension Paid10d 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 Birthc1805 Lincoln Lincolnshire England
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Date/Place of Birth
HALL George
1777/Lincolnshire England
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
SiblingsHALL Henry b 1814 Weymouth, Dorset, England
HALL Amos b 1841 Weymouth, Dorset England
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
WILSON Charlotte nee COLLIER
1817 East Indies
bp c1817 Not yet known
Date/Place of Marriage9th October 1845 Meerut Bengal India
Children by 1st WifeNot yet known
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Land Grants Western
Not applicable
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesNot yet known
Departure from Western
1858 to Calcutta
1868 to Sheffield England
Date/Place of Death/Burial8 March 1885 Melbourne Victoria
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationOn her marriage to John Hall Charlotte Wilson was a widow having previously married Charles Wilson (11th Dragoons) on 29 December 1829 at Cawnpore, Bengal India
1851 Census John and Charlotte are living with his father and two of his brothers at Elis Street Barnsley, Yorkshire England
On 10 November 1851 John Hall requested permission to proceed to Calcutta as he said he had married a native of that country who had not enjoyed good health in England. He stated he had served in the Army for 21 years and 6 months, 20 of those years in India and had been present with his regiment at the capture of Ghunzee, Gwalior and the Sutlej campaign.
Captain Bruce advised the Governor that the fifteen pounds for his wife’s passage would have to be repaid and also the problems with transferring payment of a pension. (SROWA CSR Cons 36 Vol 221/162)
The NAA has his transfer document from Sheffield to Melbourne dated June 1870 and also his pension payment from 1870 to 1885 and a notation of the date of death place of death is obscure.