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LINDSAY – Robert 69th and 2nd Regiment

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69th Regiment
2nd Regiment
NameLINDSAY – Robert
Regiment (s)69th and 2nd Regiment
Regiment Number (s) – / 407
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
25th October 1824 / 18 years / Parsonstown King Co Ireland
Description – Height
5 Ft 9½ in
Fair / Blue / Light Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationEast Indies – 18 years 11 months
Length of Service22 years 359 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 19th October 1847 / Athlone Ireland
Campaign MedalsNot yet known
Intended Residence at
Not stated
Pension Districts1848 Longford
1849 Birmingham
1849 Chatham
1850-1883 Western Australia
Pension Paid1/0d per diem
1883 increased to 1/6d per diem for service in Enrolled Force
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 Birthc1806 Locha Tipperary 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
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children by 1st WifeJulia B c1847 unknown location
D Not yet known
Mary Ann b 1850
Bp 13 August 1850 Perth WA
MCLAFFEY James Henry 1884
Elizabeth Mary Agnes
M JOHNS Richard Griffiths 1879 Fremantle WA
Frances (Francisca) b 1856
Bp 5th May 1856 Perth WA
Ellen (Ellana) b 1859
Bp 19th May 1860 Perth WA (Father of Freshwater Bay)
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
16th July 1850 allotted P223 and P 243 Freshwater Bay total of 10 acres
1858 applied for Titles for Locations P223 and P243 Freshwater Bay/Butler’s Swamp after 7 years occupation and serving in the Enrolled Force
Occupation after
Newspaper ArticlesPerth Gazette 14th June 1850
W.A. Times 18th February 1864 page 2 Snake bite
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial14th August 1883 Western Australia
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
1891 Western Australia
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide Index
1841 Robert Lindsay 407 Private 2nd Foot location Deesa
Discharge due to general debility and dyspnoea
After the arrival of the Scindian at Fremantle Captain Henderson wrote a report listing the rank name, trade or calling, rate of pension, date of enlistment for 5 months service, marital status, and number of children for each pensioner. Sometimes the trade of calling differed from that recorded at the time of attestation:
Private Robert Lindsay, tailor, 1/-, 24th January, married, 1 child
February 1864 Robert Lindsay while working for the Colonial Secretary at Crawley was bitten by a black snake; he applied a tourniquet and cut out the flesh around the wound so saving his life.
25th October 1853 Captain Bruce recommends the dismissal of James Stevens from the Enrolled Force for drunkenness which punishment entailed the stoppage from his pension the cost of passage money for both him and his wife.
17th December 1875 Robert Lindsay applied to enter the Poor House as he was too infirm to earn his own living- to contribute 6d per day towards his board.
1881 Mrs Lindsay requested half of Robert’s pension be paid to her – she said he was a tailor
1881 Constable English was called to the home of Mrs Johns as her father Robert Lindsay was drunk and creating a disturbance
3rd May 1883 Pensioner Robert Lindsay of the 2nd Queens regiment applied to Captain Smith for quarters in the barracks for him and his wife as he said he is 77 years of age and no longer able to get around-approved.