WILLIAM MARTIN

ARMY ENLISTMENT AND DISCHARGE

1131 60th Rifles Winchester 30 September 1876

Six years Army service and Six years Army Reserve.

Proceedings on Attestation. by Richard Quincy

Born   Reading, Berks  
Age   18 (16 years 6 months by Birth Certificate)  
Trade   Labourer  
Apprenticed   No  
Married   No  
Now in the Army   No  

Enlisted for 60th Rifles at London 26th September 1876 at 3 o'clock by Sergeant Major Stephen Hunter.

Signatures   William Martin.   Witness Stephen Hunter Sergeant Major.......

Declaration that the answers are true...

Signatures   William Martin   Witness C R Burgess Serg 1st R Dep

Oath of allegiance

Signatures   William Martin   Witness C R Burgess Serg 1st R Dep

At Bow Street ?? 27th September 1876 at 4.30 PM

Signature of Justice.....????


Description of William Martin

    Attestation   Discharge  
Age   apparently 18 years   30  
Height   5 ft. 5 ins.   5 ft. 5 ins.  
Chest   2 ft. 11ins.      
Complexion   Fair   Fair  
Eyes   Hazel   Hazel  
Hair   Brown   Brown  
Trade   Labourer      
Distinctive marks   None   None  
Religion   Church of E.      

Intended Place of residence 34, Benham Street, Plough Road, Battersea


Medical Certificate Examined on 27th. September 1876 Signatures...

Enlisted   26 September 1876 at London   Born   Reading, Berkshire
Age   18   Trade   Labourer
Height   64 inches       (5 ft. 4 inches)
Chest   34 inches        
Weight   143 lbs       (10 stone 3 lbs)
Small Pox marks   No   Vaccination Marks   Yes.
Hair   Brown   When Vaccinated   In Infancy
Pulse   64 beats   Respiration   17 inspirations
Muscular Development   Fair        
Habits   Temperate   Conduct   Good
             
             

2nd October 1876 Signature.....

Re-vaccinated 11 October 1876 Signature

Certificate of Approving Field Officer Signature... 29 September 1876


Medical History

1 October 1876       Winchester    
        Portsmouth    
8 January 1879       Winchester    
4 June 1879       Natal    
14 October1979       St. Johns ??    
28 November 1879   to 6 December 1879   8 Days   Abscess Treated with ????? and Tonics
24 December 1879   to 11 February 1880   49 Days   Fever Treated with Diaphoretics -- Quinine and Iron
2 April 1982       Malta    
18 July 1882       Egypt    
             

William Martin. Military History

Country   From   To   Years   Days
Home   27 Sep 1876   30 Apl 1879   2   216
S. Africa   01 June1879   22 Feb1882   2   298
Malta   23 Feb 1882   17 July 1882       145
Egypt   18 July 1882   12 June 1883       330
do   13 June 1883   26 June 1883       14
Home   27 June 1883   11 Oct 1888   5   117
                 

William Martin. Campaigns and Medals

Next of Kin   Mother Annie Martin 2, Disney Street, Boro. London.  
Campaigns   Zululand 1879  
    Eygpt 1882  
Medals   South African and Clasp  
    Egyptian and Clasp  
    Tel el Kiber  
    Khedival Bronze Star  
       
Education:   2nd Class 20 September 1880  
       

 

Character:   Good
Discharge:   Winchester. In consequence of the termination of his first period of limited engagement
Enlisted:   For section "D" for four years from 12 October 1888.
     

William Martin. Statement of Services.

Corps   Promotions   Rank   From   To G.C Pay Years Days
2 Bat   Attested   Private   27 Sep 1876   31 Dec 1876   96
1 Bat   Transferred   Private   01 Jan 1877   21 Feb 1879 2 52
    Good Conduct pay at 7d   27 Sep 1878        
    Appointed   L Corp   22 Feb 1879   30 Apl 1879   68
3 Battalion   Transferred   L Corp   01 May 1879   14 Nov 1879   198
    ( Died 18 June 187 ... nb Crossed out)            
    Promoted   Corp   15 Nov 1879   30 Jun 1881 1 228
3 KRR Continued       Corp   01 Jul 1881   04 Jan 1882   188
    In confinement       05 Jan 1882   18 Jan 1882   14
    tried by RCM, Drunkenness.
found guilty sentenced to be
reduced to the ranks
      19 Jan 1882   19 Jan 1882   1
        Private   20 Jan 1882   09 Jul 1883 1 169
    Forfeit 1d GC pay       05 Jan 1882        
    Restored 1d GC pay           20 Jan 1883    
A Reserve   Transferred   Private   08 Jul 1883        
    I have examined the above details and find them in every respect correct
Signature Major Staff Paymaster Rifle Depot
   
A.R.   Transferred   Private   8 Jul 1883   08 Aug 1883   32
A.R.   Continued   Private   9 Aug 1883   31 May 1884   296
A.R.   Continued   Private   1 Jun 1884   11 Oct 1888 4 133
                     

 

Amount of Service Amount of Service Amount of Service
towards Lim. Engagement towards Pension towards G.C. Pay
     
4 years 6 years 269 days 6 years 284 days

 

Discharged in consequence of the termination of this engagement

The discharge of the above-named man is hereby approved

Winchester ????? Colonel. Commanding Rifle Depot

11 October 1882


William Martin. Trying to show where he was and when

DATE   RANK   BATTALION   PLACE  
               
27 Sep 1876   Private   2 Battalion   Home  
01 Jan 1877       1 Battalion      
22 Feb 1879   L Corporal          
01 May 1879       3 Battalion      
01 Jun 1879           South Africa  
15 Nov 1879   Corporal          
20 Sep 1880   2nd Class   Education      
05 Jan 1882   Drunk          
20 Jan 1882   Private          
23 Feb 1882           Malta  
18 July 1882           Egypt  
27 Jun 1883           Home  
07 July 1883   Discharged       Gosport  
08 July 1883       A Reserve      
11 Oct 1888   Discharge          
12 Oct 1888   Private   Section "D"      
11 Oct 1892   Discharge          
               
               

 

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