|SURNAME:||Flewett also recorded as Flewit and Flewitt||FORENAMES:||William||BORN:||c1809||AT:||Birmingham Warwickshire||OCCUPATION[S]:||Brass Bit Maker||RELIGION/DENOMINATION:||.||FATHER:||.||MOTHER:||.||SIBLINGS:||.||OTHER RELATIONS:||.||NOTES:||.||1st REGIMENT NO:||613||2nd REGIMENT NO:||784||ENLISTED:||12 03 1829 Birmingham||ENLISTED BY:||Thomas Coates, Sergt, 4LD at Birmingham on 12 03 1829.
Note Jn. Lupis, Lieut. 59th Regt.
Intermediately approved at Coventry 21 03 1829, [J.] F. Ewart, Lt. Colonel ___
|BOUNTY:||£2 12s.||ATTESTED:|| 14 03 1829
Unlimited Service: Attestation for Regiments
I William Flewett do make Oath that I have been a Brace Bitmaker and to the best of my Knowledge and Belief was born in the Parish of Birmingham in the County of Warwick and that I am the Age of twenty Years; that I do not belong to the Militia, or to any other Regiment, or to his Majesty's Navy or Marines, and that I will serve his Majesty, his Heirs, and Successors, until I shall be legally discharged.
Witness my Hand, Sworn before me at Birmingham this 14th day of March 1829: William Flewett his x mark.
Signature of the Magistrate Is. Spooner
Witness present: Thomas Coates, Sergt. 4th Lt Dragoons
Warwickshire. To wit. I Isaac Spooner Esq. one of His Majesty's Justices of the Peace of the said County do hereby certify that William Flewett appearing to be twenty Years old, Five Feet, Eight Inches high, Fresh Complexion, Li. Blue Eyes, Brown Hair, came before me at Birmingham on the 14th Day of March 1829 and stated himself to be of the Age of Twenty Years, and that he had no Rupture, and was not troubled with Fits, and was no ways disabled by Lameness, Deafness, or otherwise, but had the perfect use of his Limbs and Hearing, and was not an Apprentice; and acknowledged that he had voluntarily enlisted himself for the Bounty of two pounds twelve shillings to serve his Majesty King George IV, his Heirs, and Successors, in the Fourth Regiment of Light Dragoons commanded by General Hugonin until he shall be legally discharged. And I do hereby certify, that in my presence the Third and Fourth Articles of the Second Section, and the First Article of the Sixth Section, of the Articles of War against Mutiny and Desertion, and the Notice contained in the Schedule (O) annexed to the Act for punishing Mutiny and Desertion, were read over to him, and that he took the Oath of Fidelity mentioned in the said Articles of War, and also the Oath to the effect above set forth: and that he received the sum of two shillings and sixpence being attested: and that I have given to the said William Flewett a Duplicate of this Certificate, signed with my Name.
Is. Spooner, Signature of the Magistrate
Memorandum: The above-named Recruit stated that he enlisted himself on the 12 Day of March 1829 for the Bounty of two pounds twelve shillings and received in my presence the Sum of five shillings and sixpence on being attested.
Is. Spooner, Signature of the Magistate.
I have examined the above-named Recruit and find him fit for his Majesty's Service.
__ ____, Surgeon to the ___, Signature of the Surgeon
I certify that I have this day examined Wm. Flewitt, a Recruit of the Fourth Regiment of Lt. Dragoons and find that he has no Rupture, nor Sore Leg, nor Mark of any old Ulcer, with adhesion of the Skin to the Bone, no Phthisis Pulmonalis, or Asthma, or tendency to Varicose Veins; that his Lungs appear to be sound, and his breathing good; that he has the perfect use of his Eyes and Ears, and the free motion of every Joint and Limb; no Distortion of his Knees, or Deformity of his Body, that he has no Scrophulous Affection of the Glands nor inveterate Eruptions, no Scald Head, no diseased Enlargement of Bones or Joints, that his general Appearance is Healthy, free from Marks of Punishment, and seems in every respect fit for His Majesty's Service.
Dated at Birmingham this 13th Day of March 1829. Signature of Surgeon: Ed_d. _____
Declaration of the Recruit:
I William Flewett do hereby acknowledge that the above Notice has been read over to me, and that I was strictly questioned by Thomas Coates Sergt. 4th Lt. Dragoons whether I did, or did not, belong to the Militia, and that I answered that I did not. I also hereby declare that I did not then, and do not now, belong to the Militia.
William Flewett, his x mark, Signature of the Recruit.
Signed in my Presence: Is. Spooner (Justice of the Peace).
|HEIGHT AT ENLISTMENT:||5' 8"||HEIGHT AT DISCHARGE:||5' 11"||DESCRIPTION AT ENLISTMENT:||Brown hair, Light Blue eyes, Fresh complexion||DESCRIPTION AT DISCHARGE:|| Lt. Brown hair, Blue eyes, Fresh complexion, Marks and Scars -
|TROOP NO:||1831: Troop 4||TROOP CAPTAIN:||1831: Captain John Baker Spooner||RANK:||1829-1831: Private
1836: Private, Armourer Sergeant
1839: Armourer Sergeant
1841: Armourer Sergeant, Private
|PROMOTIONS:||Private to Armourer Sergeant 03/04 01 1836||REDUCTIONS:||Armourer Sergeant to Private 04/05 01 1841||DESERTIONS:||06 05 1829 Birmingham [Ref. Army Deserters 1828-1840, FindmyPast].||COURT MARTIALS:||Tried by Regimental Court Martial on 04 01 1841 and sentenced to reduction.||GIVEN UP TO:||.||GOOD CONDUCT BADGES:||.||MEDALS:||.||EMBARKATIONS:|| 02 01 1830 Duchess of Atholl England
06 11 1841 Repulse Bombay India
|DISEMBARKATIONS:||17 04 1830 Duchess of Atholl Bombay India
28 03 1842 Repulse Gravesend England
|CAMPAIGNS:||.||OTHER DUTIES:||.||TRANSFERRED FROM:||.||TRANSFERRED TO:||.||DISCHARGED THE SERVICE:||10 05 1842 Fort Pitt aged 33 Years||DISCHARGED TO OUT PENSION:||11 05 1842 Chatham||ADMITTED TO OUT PENSION:||.||REGIMENTAL BOARD:||
Canterbury, 05 04 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 William Flewett No. 784 of the Regiment above-mentioned [4LD].
President: Major Daly [L.C.]
Members: Capt. Houston [M] and Capt. Sir Keith Jackson
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 William Flewett No. 784 by Trade a bracebit maker was born in the Parish of Birmingham in or near the Town of Birmingham in the County of Warwick and was attested for the 4th Queens Own Regiment of Light Dragoons at Birmingham in the County of Warwick on the 14 03 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 Thirteen years twenty three days, as shewn by the detailed Statement on the 2nd page; during which period, he served Abroad Twelve years, viz:
in India 12 years
And further, that his Discharge is proposed in consequence of Medical Disability.
Note at bottom of page: Birmingham
Private William Flewett No. 784 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 05 04 1842 and in confirmation therefore, affixes his signature hereto.
Witnessed by [Alex. Houston, Capt]?
Commanding the Company to which he belongs.
The Board have ascertained that Private William Flewett 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.
F.D. Daly, Major Lt. Col., President;
[Alex. Houston, Cap ___], and Keith A. Jackson, Members
|MEDICAL REASON:|| Private Wm. Flewett No. 784 chronic Dysentery and hamorrhoids, rendering him incapable of the performance of his duties as a Dragoon.
E. Graham, M.D., Surgeon 4th Lt. Dragoons
Opinion of the Principal Medical Officer, at Chatham 27 04 1842
[Andrew] Smith M.D. P.M.O.
Horse Guards 10 05 1842
The discharge of the Man above mentioned is approved by the General Commander-in-Chief. W. _____
|STATEMENT OF SERVICE:||
4LD: Private from 14 03 1829 to 03 01 1836, total 6 years 296 days.
Promoted Armourer Sergt. from 04 01 1836 to 04 01 1841, total 5 years 1 day
Tried by a Regimental Court Martial 04 01 1841 and sentenced to reduction
From Armourer Sergt. to Private
Private from 05 01 1841 to 05 04 1842
Total of the foregoing Statement, 13 years, 23 days.
Further Service from 06 04 1842 to 10 05 1842 when finally discharged, 35 days
Total Service: 13 years 58 days
The foregoing Report is hereby confirmed by me W. Fendall, Lt. Col. Commanding 4th Regt. of Light Dragoons
|PRÉCIS OF SERVICE ON DISCHARGE:||.||CHARACTER:||With regard to the Character and Conduct of William Flewet No. 784 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 it has been that of a good soldier although he has been tried for drunkenness.|
|PENSION DISTRICT:||.||NOTES:||G52745 D.P. A45 --- 26.3.70 [Deferred Pension?]||POST DISCHARGE MILITARY SERVICE:||.||POST DISCHARGE OCCUPATION[S]:||.||DIED:||.||BURIED:||.||WILL:||.||BENEFICIARY:||.||NEXT OF KIN:||.||PRIZE MONEY:||.||NOTES:||.||TNA SOURCES:|| WO/97/48/87
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