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ROBB – William 92nd 42nd Regiments and Royal Canadian Rifles

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92nd Regiment Gordon Highlanders Colours
42nd Regiment Royal Highland Cap Badge
Royal Canadian Uniforms
NameROBB – William
Regiment (s)92nd 42nd Regiments and Royal Canadian Rifles
Regiment Number (s) 1029-92nd Regiment
1936 – 42nd Regiment
485 – Royal Canadian Rifles
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
24th July 1840 / 19 years  / Hinkley Aberdeenshire Scotland
Description – Height
5 Ft 7 in
Fresh / Hazel / Fair / W.R and ships anchor on left arm and W. ROBB on right arm
Overseas Service/DurationMalta – 4 years 6 months
Bermuda – 3 years
Crimea – 2 years 1 month
Canada – 2 years 10 months
Length of Service21 years 7 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 30th July 1861 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsNot yet known
Intended Residence at
England and Glasgow Scotland
Pension Districts1861 2nd Glasgow
1864 Tilbury
1864-1865 Western Australia
1865-1868 Madras
1869-1879 Cape of Good Hope
Pension Paid1/0d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
30th January 1864 Portland
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
CLARA 13th April 1864
Date/Place of BirthcC 1821 Turriff, Aberdeenshire Scotland
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
Married wife 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
Not yet known
Land Grants Western
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesPerth Gazette and West Australian Times Friday 22nd September 1865 page 2 Passenger list Racehorse
Departure from Western
16th September 1865 To Madras with wife per “Racehorse”
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 William Robb 1029 Private 92nd Foot Location St Vincent St Lucia and Dominica
1851 William Robb 1836 Private 42nd Foot Location Bermuda
1861 William Robb 485 Private Royal Canadian Rifles Location Montreal
Discharge at own request having completed 21 years service.
Possible Marriages for William Robb:

    1. Montreal Canada to Marjory Ballantyne on 1st April 1860
    2. Elizabeth Walker on 31 December 1862 at High Church Glasgow