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ROBINSON – John 9th Regiment

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9th Regiment Royal Norfolk Cap Badge
Kojonup Military Barracks, Barracks Place, Kojonup, Western Australia
Afghan Medal Cabool
Sutlej Medal clasps Mooltan, Ferozeshah and Sobraon
Regiment (s)9th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 918
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
14th April 1831 / 19 years 9 months / Dublin Ireland
Description – Height
5 Ft 9¼ in
Dark / Hazel / Black / Vaccination marks on both arms
Overseas Service/DurationMauritius – 2 years 195 days
East Indies – 11 years 124 days
Length of Service21 years 36 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargeCorporal / 18th May 1852/Galway Ireland
Campaign MedalsCabul Medal 1842
Sutlej Medal clasps Mooltan , Ferozeshah and Sobraon
Intended Residence at
Dublin, Ireland
Pension Districts1852 1st Dublin
1853 – 59 Western Australia
Pension Paid1/1d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
2nd February 1853 Portsmouth England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
PYRENEES 30th April 1853
Date/Place of Birthc July 1811 Longford Ireland
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
c1820 or c1835 Ireland or United Kingdom
Date/Place of Marriagec1850 Ireland or UK
Children by 1st WifeJohn B c1851 Dublin Ireland (Tentative)
D 15th April 1853  at sea aboard “Pyrenees II”
Mary Ann (Maria Anna) bap 12th May 1853 Fremantle Western Australia
D 23rd November 1853 Albany Western Australia
Mary Elizabeth B 10th April 1855  Kojonup Western Australia
M BAGG Samuel 1878 Kojonup Church (RC) son of EPG George Bagg
D 31st December 1936 Kojonup Western Australia
Alicia (Eliza) Catherine B 17th January 1857 Kojonup Western Australia
bap 1st September 1858 Kojonup Western Australia
16th September 1881 (RC) Kojonup Western Australia
9th July 1894 Albany Western Australia
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
2nd Marriage of wifeNEWSTEAD Nathaniel
1860 Perth WA
Land Grants Western
P9 Kojonup assigned N Newstead 17th October 1862
Title Application 14th July 1879 Title 2991 this may have been formerly assigned to John Robinson
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesWestern Mail (Perth WA) Saturday 8th August 1906 page 15 Obituary Mary Ann Newstead
The West Australian Saturday 16th January 1937 page 21 Obituary Mary Bagg
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial24th Feb 1859 Perth Western Australia
East Perth Cemeteries (RC grave 149) Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
2nd September 1906 Kojonup Western Australia
Will or ProbateNone known
Further Information‘Served throughout the campaign in 1842 in Affghanistan (sic) for which he received a medal. Also served in the campaign 1845/6 on the Sutlej and wears a medal and two clasps for the action of Moodkee, Ferozeshah and Sobraon.’
British Army Worldwide Index
1841 John Robinson 918 private 9th foot location Meerut
1851 John Robinson 918 Corporal 9th foot location Dublin
Discharge due to pulmonary disease and worn out.
10th February 1853 John Robinson age 14 months was successfully treated for diarrhoea, however he died 2nd April 1853 (from hydrocephalus ?) the surgeon remarking he was an unhealthy child ailing the whole time of the passage