PRATT – Richard 24th Regiment

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24th Regiment South Wales Borderers cap badge

China Medal 1842

Punjab Medal no clasp

Land Grant

NamePRATT – Richard
Regiment (s)24th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 3816
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
10th April 1854 / 35 years 4 months / Westminster Middlesex England
Description – Height
6 Ft 0½ in
Sallow / Hazel / Dark Brown / Wound on right hand
Overseas Service/DurationChina – 1 year 6 months
East Indies – 14 years 4 months
Length of Service22 years 32 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargeCorporal / 17th March 1863 / Cork Ireland
Campaign MedalsChina War Medal 1840-1842
Punjab Campaign Medal 1848-1849
Intended Residence at
Oxford Oxfordshire
Pension Districts1863 Waterford Ireland
1865-1884 Western Australia
Pension Paid1/1½d per diem
1878 increased to 1/7d per diem for service to Enrolled Force
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
30th September 1865 Portland Dorset England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
VIMIERA 22nd December 1865
Date/Place of Birth1819 Cheltenham Gloucester England
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 yet known
Date/Place of Marriage17th March 1863 Trinity Without Waterford Ireland
Children by 1st WifeElijah B 1866 Perth Western Australia
M DALE Gertrude 1889 Perth Western Australia
D 20th July 1892 Perth Western Australia
bur East Perth Cemeteries Western Australia
Matilda B 1868 Perth Western Australia
D 1900 Perth Western Australia
Richard Sampson B 1872 Perth Western Australia
D 1917 Boulder Western Australia
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
September 1883 granted Title to Perth Lot 131V
Occupation after
Employed by Convict Establishment
Newspaper ArticlesThe Daily News Perth Monday 4th November 1889 – page 3
The Inquirer and Commercial News
Perth Wednesday 20th January 1892 – page 7
Kalgoorlie Miner Friday 30th November 1917 – page 4
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial25th July 1884 Perth Western Australia
East Perth Cemeteries Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
June 1891 Perth Western Australia
24th June 1891 East Perth Cemeteries Western Australia
Will or ProbateA copy of the Probate for Richard Pratt is available from the SROWA (S34- cons 3403 1884/721)
Further InformationThe number of years service in the British Army is not clear may have been extra service prior to the attestation for 24th Regiment