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PLACKETT / PLASKETH – Samuel 8th Regiment 1st Battalion Depot

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8th Regiment
Indian Mutiny Medal
NamePLACKETT – Samuel
Regiment (s)8th Regiment 1st Battalion
Regiment No (s) 2277
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
14th April 1845 /20 years/ Weedon Northamptonshire England
Description – Height
5 Ft 7½ in
Fresh / Grey / Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationEast Indies 14 Years 1 month
Length of Service21 years 39 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 22nd May 1866 / Newry Hampshire England
Campaign MedalsIndian Mutiny Medal 1857-1859 (for service at Serhampsore
Intended Residence at
2 Cosford Yard Abnet Street Northampton Northamptonshire England
Pension Districts1867 Tilbury Fort
1868 Western Australia
Pension Paid1/1d per diem
1873 Increased to 1/3d per diem for service Enrolled Pensioner Force
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
12th October 1867 Portland England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
HOUGOUMONT 9th January 1868
Date/Place of Birthc1825 Newport Pagnell Buckinghamshire England
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Date/Place of Birth
c1797 Cranfield, Bedfordale, England
Date/Place of Birth
c1797 Lewes Sussex England
29th May 1826 Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire England
SiblingsIsaac B c1828 Newport Pagnell Buckinghamshire England
John B c1833 Newport Pagnell Buckinghamshire England
George B 1837 Bp 28 February 1837 Newport Pagnell
Buckinghamshire England
D 28th May 1837 Newport Pagnell Buckinghamshire England
Thomas B c1841 Newport Pagnell Buckinghamshire England
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
McARTHUR Elizabeth (nee McCOURT)
Date/Place of Marriage5th November 1868 Fremantle Western Australia
Children by 1st WifeNot yet known
1st Husband of WifeMcARTHUR Unknown
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children of 1st HusbandNot yet known
3rd Husband of WifeBUCKINGHAM Thomas
Date/Place of Marriage2nd January 1877 St George’s Cathedral Perth Western Australia
Children by 3rd HusbandNot yet known
Land Grants Western AustraliaNone
Occupation after ArrivalNot yet known
Newspaper Articles
Departure from Western AustraliaNot Applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial15th September 1873 Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial – WifeNot yet known
Will or ProbateNone Located
Further InformationBritish Army, Worldwide Index:
1851 Samuel Plackett 2277 Private location Deesa India
1861 as above location Gosport
Discharge: At own request having completed 21 years’ service.
Awarded a silver medal for Long Service and Good Conduct with a gratuity of £5
In the 1841 Census of Newport Pagnell. Samuel is a fifteen year old living with his parents Joseph and Sarah and his brothers Isaac, John and Thomas. Joseph is working as an agricultural labourer and was not born in the county where as the rest are.
By the time of the 1851 census Samuel has left home and John is no longer with the family, Sarah, age 48, was born at Lewes, Sussex and Joseph, age 48, at Cranfield Bedfordale.
In the 1861 Census Samuel Placket (sic), age 36, is an unmarried soldier at the Gosport Barracks, Alverstoke, Hampshire England.