PERSONAL DETAILS
Name/AliasRobert MUSTARD
Birth date and placec. 1792 Blairgowrie, Perthshire, Scotland.
Baptism date and place
Civil Census ResidencesCaroline Row, Chatham, Kent, England (1841).
30 Allan Street, Blairgowrie, Perthshire, Scotland (1851).
Allan Street, Blairgowrie, Perthshire, Scotland (1861).
TradeMiner.
Physical DescriptionHeight: 5 ft. 7¼ ins. Complexion: fresh. Eyes: hazel. Hair: brown.
Marriage date and placeUnmarried.
SpouseUnmarried.
ChildrenNone.
Death date and placeNov 1881 Southwick, Sunderland, Durham (tentative).
Burial date and place5 Nov 1881 Southwick, Sunderland, Durham (tentative).
Will and ProbateNone.
Death/Funeral Notices
ARMY SERVICE DETAILS
Corps and CompanyRoyal Engineers 20th Company (formerly Royal Sappers & Miners).
Service No. and Rank# ? Private.
Attestation date and place19 Oct 1815, Edinburgh, Midlothian.
Service/CampaignsFlanders 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
PromotionsNone.
Medals, Clasps and Badges
Casualty/MedicalImpaired 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 MartialImprisoned by sentence of Court Martial for 135 days (no details of offence).
Discharge date and place8 Jan 1839 Woolwich.
Length of Service22 years 330 days.
Chelsea Pension ReferenceWO97-1151-50.
Post Discharge ResidenceNot stated.
Pension1/0½d. per diem.
ARRIVAL IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
ShipLynher.
Departure and Arrival datesDep. Cape Town Oct 1837.
Occupations post-arrival in WAMember of Lieutenant Grey’s exploration party to Hanover Bay 1837.
Ship ex-WAUnknown.
Departure date and destinationDep. Western Australia Oct 1838 for Mauritius and on to England.