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ROBERTS / ROBARTS – James 16th Lancers

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16th Queens Lancers
Bronze Star for Battle of Maharajpoor 1843
Sutlej Medal w Sobraon and Aliwal
Regiment (s)16th Lancers
Regiment Number (s) 1440
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
19th September 1839 / 18 years 6 months / Queens Square Middlesex England
Description – Height
5 Ft  7 in
Fresh / Grey / Light Brown / Scars on leg
Overseas Service/DurationEast Indies – 5 years 6 months
Length of Service17 Years 160 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 13th April 1857 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsMaharajpor (Maharajpur) Star
Sutlej medal with Clasps for Aliwal January 1846 and Sobraon February 1846
Intended Residence at
Norwich England
Pension Districts1857 Norwich
1857 South London
1858 1st West London
1862 Tilbury
1862-1866 Western Australia
1866 Victoria
1869-1875 Auckland New Zealand
1876 New South Wales
Pension Paid7d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
8th October 1862  Portland England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
YORK  31st December 1862
Date/Place of Birth1821  Marlow Buckinghamshire 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
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
Not applicable
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesNot yet known
Departure from Western
Not known – pension paid Melbourne Australia 1866
Date/Place of Death/BurialNot yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further Information1841 British Army World Wide Index shows James with the 16th at Meerut India
1851 British Army World Wide Index shows James with the 16th at Hounslow London England
Discharge: Private James Roberts of the 16th Lancers at present in hospital received a very bad fracture of the leg by the kick of a horse while on duty on 24 October 1856; he complains of occasional pains in the limb, his constitution is weakly. At the time of his accident this man was in the act of grooming his horse.
17th January 1865 Private James Roberts a single man of the 16th Lancers was one of the pensioners appointed to the Camden Harbour expedition at a salary of 2/- per day his conduct was recorded as being ‘good’. The detachment departed Fremantle 17th January 1865 aboard the Tien Tsin. He returned to Perth when the settlement was abandoned. See EPG Gazette April 2005 Vol 6 No 2 re letter from Richard Daley to Sergt Conley dated 15th March 1865 conditions at Camden Harbour.
Further War Office correspondence dated 25th May 1897. (No location)