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PIMLOTT – Richard William Royal Artillery 7th Battalion

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Royal Artillery Badge
NamePIMLOTT – Richard William
Regiment (s)Royal Artillery 7th Battalion
Regiment Number (s) 2372
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
22nd January 1845  / 12 years 10 months / Connage Inverness Scotland
Description – Height
5 Ft 8½ in
Dark Brown / Hazel / Fresh / None
Overseas Service/DurationGibraltar – 7 years 5 months
Malta – 2 months
Length of Service6 years 354 days He was underage from 22nd January 1845-21st March 1850
Rank/Date/Place of DischargeCorporal / 10th March 1857 /  Chelsea Middlesex England
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
Inverness Scotland
Pension Districts1857 Inverness
Pension Paid8d per diem Temporary for 2 years until 30th March 1859
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
19th March 1857 London England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
CLARA 3rd July 1857
Date/Place of Birth1833 Corfu
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 married
Date/Place of MarriageNot applicable
Children by 1st WifeNot applciable
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not applicable
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not applicable
Land Grants Western
Occupation after
11th March 1863 appointed as trumpeter to the NSW mounted police
Newspaper ArticlesNSW Police Gazette and Weekly Record of Crime Wednesday 1 April 1863 [Issue No 13] Appointment to NSW Horse Police
Sydney Morning Herald Monday 21st September 1863 page 9 Death notice Richard Pimlott
Sydney Morning Herald Saturday 11 August 1863 page 4 Inquest
The Maitland Mercury and Hunter River General Advertiser Saturday 22 August 1863 Death of Richard Pimlott
Departure from Western
Left Western Australia in 1858 – unknown date and ship: Travelled to Adelaide, Melbourne and eventually to Sydney New South Wales.
Date/Place of Death/Burial19th August 1863 Police Barracks Sydney new South Wales Australia
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not applicable
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide Index
1851 Richard M (sic) Pimlott Gunner and Driver Royal Artillery 7th Battalion 4th Company Location Gibraltar
Discharge due to lung disease.Richard Pimlott left Victoria (presumably Melbourne) by the ship Seaman’s Pride in May 1862 bound for British Columbia Canada. He must have disembarked, en route, in Sydney New South Wales and joined the mounted police force in March 1863. He suffered injury after a fall from a horse in April injuring his back, however, after a police inquest, his death was found to be from natural causes.