|SURNAME:||Archibald||FORENAMES:||James||BORN:||c1809/1810||AT:||Lochlin [or Lochrin], Lanarkshire||OCCUPATION[S]:||Clerk||RELIGION/DENOMINATION:||.||FATHER:||.||MOTHER:||.||SIBLINGS:||.||OTHER RELATIONS:||.||NOTES:||.||1st REGIMENT NO:||623||2nd REGIMENT NO:||586||ENLISTED:||06 05 1829 at Maidstone HQ aged 20 years||ENLISTED BY:||Private [John] Markoe, 4th Light Dragoons||BOUNTY:||£2 12s||ATTESTED:||08 05 1829 at King's Town and Parish of Maidstone, County of Kent, before John Arglis Esquire, one of HM Justices of the peace of the said Town and Parish.
Witnessed by H. Moran, 4th Light Dragoons
Examined and found fit for HM's Service on 07 05 1829 by Jno. [Caunford, Asst Staff Surgn]
|HEIGHT AT ENLISTMENT:||5' 7"||HEIGHT AT DISCHARGE:||5' 7"||DESCRIPTION ON ENLISTMENT:||Dark Brown hair, Blue eyes, Fair complexion, Marks or Scars [blank]||DESCRIPTION ON DISCHARGE:||Dark Brown hair, Blue eyes, Fair complexion||TROOP NO:||1831: Troop 3||TROOP CAPTAIN:||1831: Captain Edward Byne||RANK:||1829: Private
|PROMOTIONS:||.||REDUCTIONS:||.||DESERTIONS:||.||COURT MARTIALS:||.||GIVEN UP TO:||.||GOOD CONDUCT BADGES:||.||MEDALS:||.||EMBARKATIONS:||02 01 1830 Duchess of Atholl England
10 11 1841 Mary Bombay India
|DISEMBARKATIONS:||17 04 1830 Duchess of Atholl India
12 03 1842 Mary Gravesend
|CAMPAIGNS:||.||OTHER DUTIES:||.||TRANSFERRED FROM:||.||TRANSFERRED TO:||.||DISCHARGED:||At Fort Pitt on 10 01 1843 aged 33 years.||DISCHARGED TO OUT PENSION:||11 01 1843||REGIMENTAL BOARD:||
Canterbury October 6th 1842
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. 586 James Archibald, Private of the Regiment above-mentioned [4LD].
President: Captain Parlby [m]
Members: Captain Harrison and Captain [Fau]r
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 James Archibald by Trade a Clerk was born in the Parish of Lochlin in or near the Town of Lochlin in the County of Lanark and was attested for the 4th Queens Own Regiment of Light Dragoons at in the County of Kent on the 8 May 1829 at the Age of 20 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 12 years 285 days, as shewn by the detailed Statement on the 2nd page; during which period, he served Abroad 12 years, viz.-
in the East Indies 12 years.
And further, that his Discharge is proposed in consequence of Medical Disabilities.
No. 586 James Archibald 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 6th October 1842 and in confirmation therefore, affixes his signature hereto. James Archibald
Witnessed by J. Harrison, Captain Commanding the Troop to which he belongs.
The Board have ascertained that James Archibald Soldier's Book is correctly balanced, and signed by the Officer Commanding his Company, 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 W Parlby, Captain, President; J Harrison, Captain, and Henry S [Faur], Captain, Members
|MEDICAL REASON:||Rheumatic affection and [breakup] of Right leg and thigh. Much worn out, Inability and sick. [G.N. Pitcairn], M.D. A[ssistant] S[urgeon] 4th Light Dragoons |
Opinion of the Principal Medical Officer, at Chatham 13 December 1842
After examination at this General Hospital after 62 days treatment I am of opinion that James Archibald is unfit for service and likely to be permanently disqualified for Military Duty and I approve the opinion of the Ast. Surgeon
[Mr Smithard] P.M.O.
Horse Guards 1843. The Discharge of the Man above mentioned is approved by the General Commander-in-Chief, [Wm C______ ___]
Detailed Medical Report on the case of Private James Archibald, 4th [QO] Light Dragoons, Invalided and sent to Chatham
Name: James Archibald
Age: 33 years
Total Service: 12 years 285 days
Of which in the East Indies: 12 years
Nature of Disability: Rheumatism
Where first apparent? In 1840
Where then Stationed? India
To what cause is it attributable? No evident cause
Has it been aggravated by vice or misconduct? No
How often and for what length of time on each occasion has he been in Hospital since the disability became apparent? In India, not known. At home, from 03 08  to 10 08  and 31 08  to _1 09 
In what respect does it disqualify him for Military Duty? Unable to ride from pain of affected Limb.
What was his Trade or calling before he entered the Army? A Clerk
Signed G.__. [Pitcairn] M.D., A.S. 4th Light Dragoons, Canterbury, 06 10 1842
|STATEMENT OF SERVICE:||
4LD: Private from 06 05 1829 to 07 11 1829, total 185 days.|
Deserted 08 11 1829 to 24 11 1829
Rejoined 25 11 1829 to 27 11 1829
Tried and Sentenced 2 Months Solitary Imprisonment 28 11 1829 to 25 12 1829
Deduct forfeiture. 185 days
Released Private, 26 12 1829 to 06 10 1842, total 12 years 285 days
Further Service from 07 10 1842 to 10 01 1842 [sic] when finally discharged, total 96 days.
Total Service: 13 years 16 days
The foregoing Report is hereby confirmed by me H Master, Major, Commanding 4th Regt. of Light Dragoons
|CHARACTER:||With regard to the Character and Conduct of James Archibald 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 of a Good Soldier.|
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