|SURNAME:||Astbury||FORENAMES:||John||BORN:||c1770||AT:||Stoke Staffordshire||OCCUPATION[S]:||Potter||RELIGION/DENOMINATION:||.||FATHER:||.||MOTHER:||.||SIBLINGS:||.||OTHER RELATIONS:||.||NOTES:||.||1st REGIMENT NO:||.||2nd REGIMENT NO:||.||ENLISTED:||1792 aged 25 years||ATTESTED:||.||HEIGHT AT ENLISTMENT:||.||HEIGHT AT DISCHARGE:||5' 8"||DESCRIPTION:||Brown Hair, Grey Eyes, Fair Complexion||TROOP NO:||.||TROOP CAPTAIN:||Captain Walton||RANK:||Private||PROMOTIONS:||.||REDUCTIONS:||.||DESERTIONS:||.||COURT MARTIALS:||.||GIVEN UP TO:||.||GOOD CONDUCT BADGES:||.||MEDALS:||.||EMBARKATIONS:||.||DISEMBARKATIONS:||.||CAMPAIGNS:||.||OTHER DUTIES:||Also served in 1st Dragoon Guards||TRANSFERRED FROM:||.||TRANSFERRED TO:||.||DISCHARGED TO OUT PENSION:||1814||REGIMENTAL BOARD:||
These are to certify that John Astbury, Private in Captain Walton's Troop in the Regiment aforesaid [4LD]... hath served in the said Regiment for the space of 19 Years and 262 Days, as well as in other Corps after the Age of Eighteen, according to the following Statement.
...is hereby discharged; having first received all just Demands of Pay, Clothing, &c., from his entry into the said Regiment to the date of this Discharge, as appears by the Receipt on the back hereof.
I John Astbury do acknowledge that I have received all my Clothing, Pay, Arrears of Pay, and all just Demands whatsoever, from the Time of my enlisting in the Regiment mentioned on the other Side, to this Day of my Discharge.
As witness my Hand this 25 08 1814, John Astbury.
... do hereby certify, that the cause which has rendered it necessary to discharge the within-mentioned John Astbury as stated on the opposite side, has not arison from Vice or Misconduct, and that he is not, to my Knowledge, incapacitated by the Sentence of a General Court Martial from receiving his Pension.
Thos. Hickson, Ast. Surgeon 4th Dragoons.
Bohun Sh___ L___ M___ Commanding 4th Dragoons.
And to prevent any improper use being made of this Discharge, by its falling into other Hands, the following is a Description of the said John Astbury.
He is about 44 Years of Age, is 5 Feet 8 Inches in height, Brown Hair, Grey Eyes, Fair Complexion, by Trade a Potter.
Given under my Hand and Seal of the Regiment, at Liverpool the 25 08 1814
[Bohun Shore, L___ M____ commanding 4th Dragoons.]
|MEDICAL REASON:|| ...in consequence of being worn out repeated attacks of fever in the Peninsula is considered unfit for further Service, and is hereby discharged.
Thos. Hickson, Asst. Surgeon
|STATEMENT OF SERVICE:||
1st Dragoon Guards: from December 1792 to December 1801 [for G.S.R.], total 9 years
4LD: [Private] from 05 12 1803 to ___, total 10 years, 262 days.
Total Service: 19 years, 262 days
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