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TAYLOR – John 12th and 9th Lancers 3rd Bengal European Cavalry and 21st Hussars

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12th Suffolk Regiment Cap Badge
9th Lancers
21st Hussars
Indian Mutiny Medal
Sutlej Medal
Punjab Medal no clasp
NameTAYLOR – John
Regiment (s)12th and 9th Lancers 3rd Bengal European Cavalry and 21st Hussars
Regiment Number (s) 440 (12th Lancers) 991 (9th Lancers) 177 (21st Hussars)
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
14th July 1845 / 14 years 4 months / Leicester Leicestershire England
Description – Height
5 Ft 9¼ in
Fresh / Grey / Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationIndia – 20 years (noted in medical report)
Length of Service25 years 32 days + 4 years underage
Rank/Date/Place of DischargeSergeant / 24th April 1864 / Netley Hampshire England
Campaign MedalsSutlej Medal 1845-46
Punjab Medal 1848-1849
Indian Mutiny Medal 1857-59
Intended Residence at
Ashby De La Zouch Leicester Leicestershire England
Pension Districts1864 Derby
Pension Paid1/4½d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
16th October 1866 Portsmouth Hampshire England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
CORONA 22nd December 1866
Date/Place of Birth14th March 1821 Ashby de la Zouch Leicestershire 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 married
Date/Place of MarriageNot applicable
Children by 1st WifeNot applicable
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not applicable
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not applicable
Land Grants Western
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesNot yet known
Departure from Western
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/BurialNot yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not applicable
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide Index
1841 John Taylor 440 Private 12th Dragoons location Dublin
1851 John Taylor 991 Private 9th Light Dragoons location Umballa India
1861 John Taylor 177 Sergeant 21st Hussars location Muttra East Indies
John Taylor transferred to the 3rd Bengal Cavalry on 28th February 1859-2nd May 1861, he still came under the British Army pension scheme for the period see attachment
Discharge due to chronic rheumatism
Also had a medal for Good Conduct and long service with gratuity.
John Taylor did not appear in the WO 22 or 23 records after being paid in Western Australia for the June quarter of 1866.