|GEORGE MARTIN||COPY OF ARMY DISCHARGE|
|Her Majesty's 1st Battalion||60th Regiment of Royal Rifles|
|Sir W.G. Moore KCB Lt. General is Colonel Chatham,||May 1857|
|Discharge No.: 1945||36/1054||SERGEANT GEORGE MARTIN|
THE BOARD having examined and compared the Regimental Records, the Soldiers Book, and such other documents as appeared to them to be necessary, report that No.1945 36/1054 Sergeant Geo. Martin by trade a labourer was born in the Parish of Whitbourne, in or near the Town of Bromyard, in the County of Hereford, and was attested for the 36th Regiment of Foot at Kidderminster in the County of Worcester on the 20th March 1835 at the age of 17 years and that, after making every deduction required by Her Majesty's regulations, the service up to this day, which is entitled to reckon, amounts to 21 years 42 days, as shewn by the detailed statement on the second page; during which period, he served abroad 11 years 116 days, vis.
|In the West Indies||296 days|
|North America||3 years 168 days|
|East Indies (Lower & Upper)
and the Punjaub from
|15 Oct 1845|
|31 Oct 1852||7 years 17 days|
|Remainder at Home|
and further, that his Discharge is proposed for the purpose of
saving on the permanent Staff of the Royal Berks Militia
according to the circulars dated Horse Guards 18 Sept. 1852 and
the 8th March 1853 and the letter dated Horse Guards
13 April 1857.
With regard to the character and conduct of No. 1945 36/1054 Sgt. George Martin, the Board have to report, that upon reference to the Defaulters Book and by the parole testimony that has been given, it appears that it has been very good and was in possession of three good conduct badges. Before he was promoted Sergeant he was tried by a Regimental C. Martial on the 8th October 1841 for being drunk. Present at the siege and capting of Mooltan, the Campaign of the Punjaub 1849, including the battle of Goojerat, the surrender of the Rajah Shere Singh and Seikh Army, the occupation of Attock and Peshwar and the expulsion of the Amir Daub Mohamed beyond the Khyber Pass.
Medal conferred for services in the Punjaub Campaign 1848, 1849 and one Clasp for the capture of Mooltan and one Clasp for the battle of Goojerat.
Detailed Statement of the services of 1945 George Martin .......
|36 Foot||Attested||Private||20 Mar. 1835||19 Mar.1836||Under age|
|Private||20 Mar. 1836||8 Nov.1840||4||234|
|"||Promoted||Corporal||9 Nov.1840||5 Oct 1841||331|
|Tried by a Regimental Court Martial||8 Oct. 1841|
|Sentenced to be imprisoned and||6 Oct.1841||9 Oct.1841||Nil|
|"||reduced to Private||Private||10 Oct.1841||30 Sept.1843||1||356|
|Transferred to the 1st
Battalion 60th Royal Rifles on the 1st October 1843 by
authority dated adjt. General's Office, Dublin,02 Oct
1843 making a total service on the 30th September 1843 of
seven years, one hundred and ninety one days.
We certify that the above is a correct statement of the services of George Martin to the 30th Sept. 1843 .
(signatures appear here)
|60th Royal Rifles||Transferred||Private||
1 Oct. 1843
|1 Mar. 1850||6||152|
|Received one distinguishing
mark and commenced receiving1p per day good conduct pay
10 Oct. 1843
|Commenced receiving Good Conduct pay at 2p per day||
1 Jan. 1846
2 Mar. 1850
23 Mar 1850
|commenced receiving 3p per day good conduct Pay||
24 Mar. 1851
24 Mar. 1850
1 Aug. 1851
12 Aug. 1851
4 May. 1857
|21 years||and||42 days service|
This is not George but just shows the uniform
FINAL DESCRIPTION OF 1945 GEORGE MARTIN
Age: 39 1 month
Height: 5ft 9 ½ ins.
Complexion: Dark Brown
Marks or Scars: None
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