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ROBARTS / ROBERTS – Richard 50th and 24th Regiment 1st Battalion

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50th Regiment Cap Badge
24th Regiment South Wales Borderers cap badge
Bronze Star for Gwalior
Sutlej Medal with Aliwal and Forozeshah Clasp
Punjab Medal (Chilianwala Clasp)
Name ROBARTS / ROBERTS – Richard
Regiment (s)50th and 24th Regiment 1st Battalion
Regiment Number (s) 1358 / 2905
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
25th January 1840 / 18 years 2 months / Bodmin Cornwall England
Description – Height
5 Ft 11 in
Fair / Light Blue / Brown /
Overseas Service/Duration East Indies – 19 years 3 months
Length of Service21 years 33 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 26th January 1861 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsBronze Star for Gwalior
Sutlej Medal with Forozeshah and Aliwal clasps
Punjab Medal with Chillianwallah
Intended Residence at
St. Columb Cornwall
Pension Districts1861 Falmouth
1862 Bermuda (in transit)
1863-1865 Western Australia
1865-1866 Victoria Australia
Pension Paid11d per  diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
30th October 1862 Gravesend England (via Bermuda)
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
MERCHANTMAN 15th February 1863
Date/Place of Birth1821 St. Columb Cornwall 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 MarriageNot yet known
Children by 1st WifeNot yet known
Land Grants Western
Not applicable
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesAdelaide Observer Saturday 15th April 1865 – page 5 Passenger list “Nile”
Departure from Western
June 1865 to South Australia per “Nile”
Date/Place of Death/BurialNot yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide Index
1841 Richard Roberts (sic) 1358 Private 50th Foot location en route from Sydney NSW to India
1851 Richard Robarts 2905/50th 1358 Private 24th Foot location Wizirabad
Wounded left cheek at Chillianwallah
Discharge at own request having served upwards of 21 years.
The Surgeon Superintendent of the Merchantman rated his conduct as Very Good.
He received medical treatment 3 times during the voyage for syphilis, conjunctivitis and plegmon, he spent 21 days in the hospital.