|SURNAME:||Andrews||FORENAMES:||Robert||BORN:||c1804||AT:||Kensington London Middlesex||OCCUPATION[S]:||Servant||RELIGION/DENOMINATION:||.||FATHER:||.||MOTHER:||.||SIBLINGS:||.||OTHER RELATIONS:||.||NOTES:||.||1st REGIMENT NO:||342||2nd REGIMENT NO:||335||3rd REGIMENT NO:||1034 14LD||ENLISTED:||20 07 1826 London aged 22 years||ATTESTED:||21 06 1826 London||HEIGHT AT ENLISTMENT:||.||HEIGHT AT DISCHARGE:||5' 8"||DESCRIPTION:||Dark brown hair, Brown eyes, Dark complexion, no Marks or Scars||TROOP NO:||Aug 1826: Depot
Feb 1827: Depot
Jun 1827: Troop 3
1831: Troop 3
|TROOP CAPTAIN:||1831: Captain Edward Byne||RANK:||1827: Private
1850: Private [14LD]
|PROMOTIONS:||.||REDUCTIONS:||.||DESERTIONS:||.||COURT MARTIALS:||.||GIVEN UP TO:||.||GOOD CONDUCT BADGES:||.||MEDALS:||.||EMBARKATIONS:||16 02 1827 England||DISEMBARKATIONS:||12 06 1827 Bombay India||CAMPAIGNS:||.||OTHER DUTIES:||.||TRANSFERRED FROM:||.||TRANSFERRED TO:||14th Light Dragoons 30 09 1841, India||DISCHARGED TO OUT PENSION:||.||REGIMENTAL BOARD:||
Maidstone Barracks 15 July 07 1850
Proceedings of a Regimental Board, held this day, in conformity to the Articles of War, for the purpose of verifying and recording the Services, Conduct, Character, and cause of Discharge of No. 1043 [sic] Private Robert Andrews of the Regiment above-mentioned [14th Light Dragoons].
President: Lieut. Col. Griffiths [staff]
Members: Brevet Major Blackford 15th Hussars and Captain Lord George Beauclerk 10th Hussars
The Board having examined and compared the Regimental Records, the Soldier's Book, and such other Documents as appeared to them to be necessary, report that No. 1034 Robert Andrews by Trade a Servant was born in the Parish of Kensington in or near the Town of London in the County of Middlesex and was attested for the 4th Queens Own Regiment of Light Dragoons at London in the County of Middlesex on the 21 July 1826 at the Age of 22 years that after making every Deduction required by Her Majesty's Regulations, the Service up to this day, which he is entitled to reckon, amounts to 23 years 361 days, as shewn by the detailed Statement on the 2nd page; during which period, he served Abroad 18 and 5/12 years.viz.
in East Indies, Eighteen years and five months.
And further, that his Discharge is proposed in consequence of being found unfit for further Service.
Nb: ___ Chas. Street Westminster
Robert Andrews being asked to what date he has been paid, answered that his Account is balanced up to the latest period required by the Regulations; and being further asked whether he has any claim on the Regiment for Arrears of Pay, Allowances, or Clothing, answered, that he has received all just demands, from his entry into the Service up to the 15 July 1850 and in confirmation therefore, affixes his signature hereto. Robert Andrews Private 14
Witnessed by N [N] B[urn]s Lieut. 14th Light Dragoons, Commanding the Troop to which he belongs.
The Board have ascertained that Robert Andrews Soldier's Book is correctly balanced, and signed by the Officer Commanding his Troop, and they declare, that they have impartially enquired into, and faithfully reported upon all the matters brought before them, in accordance with the Regulations and Instructions issued by Her Majesty's Orders.
Signed by ____ Griffiths, Lieut. Col., President; [O.] Blackford, Brevet Major, and George Beauclerk, Captain, Members
|MEDICAL REASON:|| Is affected with general chronic Rheumatism the result of service and not aggravated by vice or intemperance
Signed [J. _lt__to] Staff Surgeon___
Opinion of the Principal Medical Officer, at Chatham Aug 24 1850
After examination I am of opinion that Robert Andrews is unfit for Service and likely to be permanently disqualified for Military Duty
Signed W [___y] D.I._
Horse Guards 10 Septr 1850 The discharge of the Man above mentioned is approved by the General Commander-in-Chief [_________]
|STATEMENT OF SERVICE:||No. 1034 Robert Andrews
4th Light Dragoons, Private from 20 07 1826 to 30 09 1841, total 15 years 73 days.
14th Light Dragoons, Volunteered, Private from 01 10 1841 to 15 07 1850, total 8 years 288 days.
Further Service from 16 07 1850 to 10 09 1850, total 57 days.
Total Service: 24 years 53 days
|CHARACTER:||With regard to the Character and Conduct of No. 1034 Robert Andrews the Board have to report, that upon reference to the Defaulter's Book, and by the Parole testimony that has been given, it appears that they are good.||DIED:||.||BURIED:||.||WILL:||.||BENEFICIARY:||.||NEXT OF KIN:||.||PRIZE MONEY:||.||NOTES:||.||TNA SOURCES:||WO/12/637
|BL SOURCES:||.||OTHER SOURCES:||.||LINKS:||.|
4th Light Dragoons Index
WO/12/1165 DIED: 03 06 1847 Regimental Hospital 1847: Sergeant [14LD]