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JOHNSON – William Robert 53rd Regiment

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53rd Regiment Shropshire Colours
Punjab Medal no clasp
Sutlej Medal
NameJOHNSON – William Robert
Regiment (s)53rd Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 975
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
2nd August 1832 / 14 years / London Middlesex England
Description – Height
5 Ft 8½ in
Fresh / Grey / Light Brown / extensive scar on left arm
Overseas Service/DurationGibraltar Malta and Ionian Islands – 7 years 4 months
East Indies – 8 years 7 months
Length of Service20 years 75 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 25th November 1856 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign Medals2 medals 1 for the Sutlej and 1 for the Punjab campaigns
Intended Residence at
Not yet known
Pension Districts1856 2nd Manchester
1858-1860 Western Australia
1860- South Australia (not paid)
1860-1865 Victoria
1865-1869 New South Wales
Pension Paid1/0d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
5th March 1858 Plymouth England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
LORD RAGLAN 1st June 1858
Date/Place of Birthc1818 Limerick Limerick 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
UNKNOWN Margaret
B 1833
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
Occupation after
Assistant Warder from 30th January 1859 until he resigned 9 June 1860. Warders & Gaolers – Barker
Newspaper ArticlesThe South Australian Advertiser Thursday 2nd August 1860 page 2 Passenger list Lochinvar
Departure from Western
July 13th 1860 the Amelia sailed from Fremantle to the Vasse with 31 passengers for the Lochinvar which sailed from the Vasse around the 18th July 1860 for South Australia
7th August1860 to Victoria per SS Omeo
Date/Place of Death/Burial19th April 1869 Sydney New South Wales – BMD aged 50
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further Information“William Robert Johnson age 14, height 4 feet 9 and a quarter inches, belonging to the Royal Military Asylum having volunteered to serve in the 53rd Regiment…”
Horse Guards 30th July 1832 – attached to WO 97British Army, Worldwide Index
1841 975 53rd Regt. Location Plymouth Devon
1851 975 53rd Regt. Location Rawalpindi India
Discharge: Due to impaired general health and dyspnoea
1841 Census William Robert Johnson is with his regiment at the Plymouth Citadel, Plymouth Devon.