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62nd Wiltshire Regiment of Foot
India General Service Medal w clasp
NameJOHNSON – Robert
Regiment (s)62nd Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 1937
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
16th April 1841 / 20 years  / Belfast Antrim Ireland
Description – Height
5 Ft 5 in
Sallow / Grey / Dark Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationEast Indies – 5 years 6 months
Cape of Good Hope – 9 months
Length of Service21 years 26 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargeCorporal / 6th June 1862 / Belfast Ireland
Campaign MedalsIndia General service Medal 1854-1895
Intended Residence at
Belfast Ireland
Pension Districts1862 2nd Belfast
1864 2nd Glasgow
1865 Tilbury
1865-1869 Western Australia
1869- Victoria
Pension Paid9½d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
26th May 1865 Portland England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
RACEHORSE 10th August 1865
Date/Place of Birthc1821 Drumbow Belfast Antrim Down Ireland
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
SMITH Margaret
B c1819 Ireland
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children by 1st WifeIsabella b 1856
M John Joseph Booth 1882 Melbourne Victoria
D 15 April 1911 Melbourne Hospital Victoria
James b 1858
Mary B 1860
Henry B 1862
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
SMITH George
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
WALTER Christine
Land Grants Western
Occupation after
His will describes him as a tailor
Newspaper ArticlesThe Age Monday 17 April 1911 page 1 death of Isabella Booth
The Age Wednesday 19 April 1911 page 1 Death of Margaret Johnson
The Age Monday 17th February 1913 page 1 Death notice Robert Johnson
Departure from Western
Laughing Wave 9th February 1869 departed Fremantle
Date/Place of Death/Burial13th February 1913 Richmond Victoria
Date/Place of Death/Burial
18th April 1911 Melbourne Victoria
Will or ProbateVPRS 28/P3 unit 346 On 17 March 1911 Robert Johnson wrote his will leaving his estate to his granddaughter Christine Burns (Married Woman) on the condition she provided a home for him and his wife Margaret during their lives. The estate consisted of a vacant block of land in Ross Street with a value of sixty seven pound ten shillings.
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide Index
1851 Robert Johnson 1937 location Mullingar Ireland
1861 Robert Johnston (sic0 1937 location Belfast
Discharge: At own request having served upwards of 21 years.
This man was on the sailing list for the Merchantman 1864 and for some reason the WO decided he was not to sail until the next ship
During the voyage of the Racehorse the Surgeon Superintendent reported:
3rd July 1865
One of the Pensioner Guard named Edward Roach having been reported for using disrespectful language to Corporal Johnson whilst on duty was ordered to have his grog stopped for 7 days.