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SMITH – Charles HEIC and 103rd Regiment

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East India Company
103rd Regiment
Punjab Medal with Goojerat & Mooltan clasps
NameSMITH – Charles
Regiment (s)Honourable East India Company 1st Bombay Fusiliers and
103rd Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 1193
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
8th May 1845 / 20 years 1 month / London Middlesex England
Description – Height
5 Ft 10½ in
Fresh / Hazel / Dark brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationArrived in India from Europe on ship Mary Anne 1845
India – 20 years 323 days
Length of Service22 years 109 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 29th August 1865 / Colchester Essex England
Campaign MedalsPunjab Medal with Mooltan and Goojerat clasps
Intended Residence at
Falmouth Cornwall England
Pension Districts1865 Falmouth
1866 – 1868 Western Australia
1869 East London and Ipswich
1870 North London and Falmouth
1873 – 1875 Manchester
Pension Paid1/0d per diem
Elected for Indian Pension Rules which meant “no increase for additional service under Indian Rules 26/7/73”
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
7th April 1866 Portland Dorset England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
BELGRAVIA 4th July 1866
Date/Place of Birth1828 Falmouth Cornwall England
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
SiblingsJohn B Not yet known
D c1823
Eliza B Not yet known
c 1824
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
Did not marry
Land Grants Western
Occupation after
August 1867 schoolmaster at Rottnest Island (Bicentennial Dictionary)
Newspaper Articles
Departure from Western
Date/Place of Death/BurialBetween July 1873 and 1881 in England: Indistinguishable
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not applicable
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationDischarge at own request after 21 years service
In the 1871 Census Charles age 45 a pensioner born Falmouth Cornwall is a boarder at the home of Nicholas and Selina Burkinsha at Jeffery’s buildings Falmouth Cornwall.
In the 1881 census he is living at 13 Pool Lane Brinnington Stockport he is age 53 and a Chelsea out-pensioner born Falmouth. Selina Burkinsha who is by this time a widow is a lodger in his house, She is aged 55 and was also born Falmouth Cornwall