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RYAN – James 16th Dragoons / Lancers

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16th Queens Lancers
Sutlej Medal
NameRYAN – James
Regiment (s)16th Dragoons / Lancers
Regiment Number (s) 1462
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
19th February 1840 / 18 years 2 months / Queens Square Middlesex England
Description – Height
5 Ft 10 in
Fair / Hazel / Sandy / Gunshot wound to right heel
Overseas Service/DurationEast Indies – 6 years
Length of Service7 years 124 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 22nd June 1847 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsSutlej Campaign Medal 1845-6
Intended Residence at
Bradford Yorkshire England
Pension Districts1847 Halifax
1848 South London
1849 Halifax
1853 Tilbury Fort
1853-1867 Western Australia
1867 South London
1868 Halifax
1869 Hull
1870 Chelsea in-pension
Pension Paid10d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
June 2 1853 Kingstown, Dublin, Ireland
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
PHOEBE DUNBAR 30th August 1853
Date/Place of BirthDecember 1821 St Olaves London Surrey 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 WifeWilliam John B 1854 Fremantle Western Australia
D Not 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
3rd August 1855 -23rd February 1867Assistant Warder in Western Australia
Newspaper ArticlesHerald  Fremantle Saturday 27th April 1867 – page 2
Departure from Western
20th April 1867 to Adelaide per St Magnus (Regan)
13th May 1867 to Melbourne per Coorong
21st May 1867 to London per Highflyer
Date/Place of Death/BurialD 19th February 1884 Chelsea Hospital London England
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide Index
1841 James Ryan 1462 Private 16th Dragoons location Meerut
Served in the action at Maharajpore 29th December 1843 and wounded at Aliwal 28th January 1846.
Discharge due to loss of power in the right foot due to a gunshot wound in the heel at Aliwal, leg wasted.
On retirement from the Convict Establishment James Ryan was awarded a pension of £18/16/9 per annum from 23 February 1867 increased to £21/12/11 per annum. He applied for an increase on 22nd October 1867 and 15th November 1867 after returning to England but it was disallowed. He requested that his passage money be refunded and that was also refused. See Barker page 186
When he applied for admittance into the Chelsea Hospital it said his family was provided for.
26th January 1874 wife applied for allowance from his civil pension and on 20th March 1884 his widow for balance of his pension
There are some anomalies in the shipping records as son William John is listed as James, place of birth Ireland and occupation of James Ryan is ‘farmer’ on the Highflyer.