RICHARDSON – Robert 13th and 10th Regiment

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13th Regiment Somerset Light Infantry Cap Badge

10th Regiment Lincolnshire Cap Badge

Sutlej Medal – No Clasps

Name RICHARDSON – Robert
Regiment (s)13th and 10th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 840 / 2021
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
28th January 1834 / 19 years / Limerick Limerick Ireland
Labourer
Description – Height
Complexion/Eyes/Hair/Scars
5 Ft 7 in
Fresh / Brown / Dark Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationEast Indies 19 years
Length of Service21 years 45 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 13th March 1855 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign Medals5 Medals and 2 clasps for service in Afghanistan, Sutlej
Intended Residence at
Discharge
Limerick Ireland
Pension Districts1855 Limerick
1856-1862 Western Australia
1862-1866 New South Wales
Pension Paid1/0d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
5th June 1856 Plymouth England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
RUNNYMEDE 7th September 1856
Date/Place of Birthc1815 Donoughmore Limerick Ireland
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Father
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Mother
Date/Place of Birth
Marriage
Not yet known
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
Not yet known
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children by 1st WifeNot yet known
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Marriage
Not yet known
Land Grants Western
Australia
Not applicable
Occupation after
Arrival
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesNot yet known
Departure from Western
Australia
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/BurialMarch 1866 New South Wales
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Wife
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationNote on Attestation Papers states ” Embarked for East Indies 5th July 1834″
In Afgahnistan was present at the storming of Ghunzee Tootundurra Jalzah Cohistan in 1840 Present at several engagement forcing the passes from Cabool to Jellalabad in 1841 and 1842 in the defence of the latter fortress in 1842.Present in the action of Jellalabad and Tezeen and recapture of Cabool in 1842.
Served in the Army of the Sutlej present at Battle of Sobraon and occupation of Lapore in 1846.
Served in the campaign of 1848 and 1849 including the siege operation against Mooltan surrender of the fortress and battle of Goojerat. Wounded in left shoulder at Sobraon.
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1841 Robert Richardson 840 Private 13th Foot Cabul Afghanistan
1851 Robert Richardson 2021 Private 10th Foot Wazirabad Pakistan
Discharge due to chronic pains dyspnoea and varicose veins of both legs