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Regiment (s)Honourable East India Company Bengal Infantry
Regiment Number (s) Discharge No. 404
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
1836 (Deduced)/23 years (Deduced)/Calcutta Bengal
Description – Height
Not yet known
Overseas Service/DurationHonourable East India Company
Length of Service7 years 8 months
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 10th July 1844 / Not yet known
Campaign MedalsNot yet known
Intended Residence at
Not yet known
Pension Districts1851 2nd East London
1851 Western Australia
1858 Bengal
Pension Paid9d 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 Birth1813 Amboyna now known as Ambon Indonesia British Subject
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
GRIMWOOD nee GOFF Susannah Richards
c1810 Middlesex England
Date/Place of Marriage3rd Qtr 1845 Stepney London England
Children by 1st WifeNone
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
1st Husband of WifeGRIMWOOD Lockyer Joseph Swainson
Date/Place of Marriage4th November 1833 St. Mary Lambeth London England
Children by 1st HusbandGRIMWOOD Amelia bap 21st June 1835 Camberwell Surrey England
GRIMWOOD Edwin bap 28th June 1837 Stepney London
M YATES Jennatte 1858 Victoria
D 15 June 1932 age 95 Echuca Victoria
GRIMWOOD Alfred bap 14th July 1839 Stepney London England
M FELL Harriet 1861 Victoria
D 5 September 1932 Richmond Victoria age 93
GRIMWOOD Susannah bap c1842 Not yet known
bur 8th November 1843 St. Botolph without Aldgate London England
Land Grants Western
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesNot yet known
Departure from Western
1857 quit Australia without leave
1858 Fort William Bengal
Date/Place of Death/BurialR. McLaughlin pensioner private died 13 November 1861/Bengal/ buried 15th November 1861 Sangor Cemetery Calcutta India: Cause of death Cirrhosis of the liver
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationNames of wife and 1st husband confused on many records.
Embarked India July 1844 per “Prince of Wales” for England
Discharge due to injury of the testicle
1851 Census Robert McLaughlin age 40 an East India pensioner born East Indies, British Subject is living with his wife Susannah and her 2 children Edwin and Alfred Grimwood
Susannah reverted to her name Grimwood when she and her two sons Alfred and Edwin left Adelaide on 6th October 1854 on the ship Fergus to journey to Melbourne