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STRONGMAN – John 16th Lancers and 3rd Light Dragoons

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16th Queens Lancers
3rd Light Dragoons Uniform


Sutlej Medal w Sobraon and Aliwal
Regiment (s)16th Lancers and 3rd Light Dragoons
Regiment Number (s) 806 – 16th Lancers
1671 – 3rd Light Dragoons
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
15th April 1834 / 20 years 3 months / London Middlesex England
Stone Mason
Description – Height
5 Ft 10 in
Sallow / Brown / Light Brown / None
Overseas Service/Duration18 years 1 month
1838-9 Afghanistan, assault and capture of Ghunzee (Ghazni)
1843 Maharajpore
1846 Aliwal & Sobraon
1848 Rammuggur, the passage of Chenab Sadoolapore
1849 Chillianwallah and Goojerat
Length of Service19 years 116 days
16th lancers 15 April 1834-31 March 1846
1 April 1846-9 August 1853
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 9th August 1853 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsSutlej with Aliwal and Sobraon clasps
Intended Residence at
Halstone (Halston) Cornwall England
Pension Districts1854 Falmouth
1855 3rd Plymouth
1855-1871 Western Australia
Pension Paid9d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
5th February 1855 Plymouth England via Cape of Good Hope
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
STAG 23rd May 1855
Date/Place of Birth1814 Halstone (Halston) Cornwall 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
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesNot yet known
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial25th April 1871 Victoria Plains Western Australia
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide index 1841
John Strongman, 806, Private 16th Dragoons, Location Meerut, WO12/1276
1851 John Strongman, 806/1671, Private, 3rd light Dragoons, Location Wizirabad, Pakistan O12/596
Discharge: Worn out from long service in tropical climate.

May also be entitled to medals for Chillianwallah and Goojerat and also Afghanistan.

John Strongman was a subscriber to the Pensioners Benevolent Fund.