PERSONAL DETAILS
Name/Alias Robert MUSTARD
Birth date and place c. 1792 Blairgowrie, Perthshire, Scotland.
Baptism date and place
Civil Census Residences Caroline Row, Chatham, Kent, England (1841).
30 Allan Street, Blairgowrie, Perthshire, Scotland (1851).
Allan Street, Blairgowrie, Perthshire, Scotland (1861).
Trade Miner.
Physical Description Height: 5 ft. 7¼ ins. Complexion: fresh. Eyes: hazel. Hair: brown.
Marriage date and place Unmarried.
Spouse Unmarried.
Children None.
Death date and place Nov 1881 Southwick, Sunderland, Durham (tentative).
Burial date and place 5 Nov 1881 Southwick, Sunderland, Durham (tentative).
Will and Probate None.
Death/Funeral Notices
ARMY SERVICE DETAILS
Corps and Company Royal Engineers 20th Company (formerly Royal Sappers & Miners).
Service No. and Rank # ? Private.
Attestation date and place 19 Oct 1815, Edinburgh, Midlothian.
Service/Campaigns Flanders Nov 1817 to Oct 1818.
Quebec Apr 1823 to Nov 1831.
Cape of Good Hope May 1834 to Oct 1837.
Australia Oct 1837 to Oct 1838.
Remainder at Home.
Musters
Promotions None.
Medals, Clasps and Badges
Casualty/Medical Impaired sight (from service in Quebec).
Chronic Rheumatism (from service in Australia).
Weakness of left ankle (from service in Australia).
Worn out and permanently unfit for military service but able to contribute something towards his livelihood.
Not attributable to neglect, design, vice or intemperance.
Unfit for service and likely to be permanently disqualified for military duty.
Courts Martial Imprisoned by sentence of Court Martial for 135 days (no details of offence).
Discharge date and place 8 Jan 1839 Woolwich.
Length of Service 22 years 330 days.
Chelsea Pension Reference WO97-1151-50.
Post Discharge Residence Not stated.
Pension 1/0½d. per diem.
ARRIVAL IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Ship Lynher.
Departure and Arrival dates Dep. Cape Town Oct 1837.
Occupations post-arrival in WA Member of Lieutenant Grey’s exploration party to Hanover Bay 1837.
Ship ex-WA Unknown.
Departure date and destination Dep. Western Australia Oct 1838 for Mauritius and on to England.