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HOWE Robert – 51st and 18th Regiments

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51st Regiment West Riding
18TH Regiment Royal Irish Cap Badge
Crimean War Medal with Sebastopol Clasp
Turkish Crimea Medal
NameHOWE – Robert
Regiment (s)51st foot and 18th Foot
Regiment Number (s) 51st 1934 – 18th 3601
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
12th January1846/18 years/Enniskillen Fermanagh Ireland
Description – Height
5’5 ½ ”
Overseas Service/DurationIndia and Crimea
Durations not known
Length of Service9 Years 185 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate/7 August 1855/ Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsCrimea with clasp Sebastopol
Crimea Turkish
Intended Residence at
Not yet known
Pension Districts1855 Ayr
1856 Ayr paid to 30 June 1856 transferred to Western Australia
1856 Western Australia
Pension Paid6d Temporary for 2 years to 29 August 1857 Increased to 8d from 4 December 1855 – 29 August 1857
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
Departed Plymouth England 5th January 1856
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
WILLIAM HAMMOND Fremantle 29th March 1856
[Note, possible alternative is the Runnymede 7 September 1856 see further information]
Date/Place of Birth1828 Derrybrusk Enniskillen Fermanagh 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
Not yet known
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children by 1st WifeNot yet known
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Land Grants Western
None known
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesNot yet known
Departure from Western
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/BurialWO23 transcription 1855 – 1865 quotes a death year of 1861 (FindMyPast)
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further Information1851 British Army Worldwide Index
Robert Howe Private 1934 51st regiment located Madras India
Discharge due to Phthisis Pulmonalis
This man could have arrived on either the Runnymede or the William Hammond, the latter has been chosen as all of the pensioners on the Runnymede had that specific information on their WO22 & WO23 ‘s whereas none of the William Hammond had the name of the ship just ‘Guard Western Australia’