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Robert Sinclair

Male Abt 1797 - 1836  (~ 39 years)


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  • Name Robert Sinclair  [1, 2
    Born Abt 1797  [3
    Gender Male 
    Military Service 1826  Naas, Kildare, Leinster, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    H. M. Regiment 26 Foot 
    Military Service 1828  Chatham, , Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    as Sergeant of H.M. Regiment 26th Foot 
    Military Service 24 Oct 1830  Chinsura, , West Bengal, India Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7
    as Sergeant of H.M. Regiment 26th Foot 
    Military Service 25 Jul 1832  Meerut, , Uttar Pradesh, India Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 9, 10
    as Sergeant of H.M. Regiment 26th Foot 
    • The 26th (Cameronian) Regiment of Foot was a Scottish infantry regiment of the British Army, active from 1688 to 1881.

      India, 1828'961840

      The regiment was ordered to Calcutta in July 1830, though plans were made for some months to send them to Bangalore instead. On their arrival they moved north to Chinsurah, and were then ordered to march to Karnal, in north-western India. They departed Chinsurah in December, having lost thirteen men there to cholera, and after a long and complicated march arrived at Meerut at the end of March, 1831. They had marched nine hundred miles over eighty days, some days making less than three miles. The subsequent years were again passed in quiet garrison duties, losing around twenty men a year to disease.

      On 21 August 1834, the regiment was ordered to prepare for active service immediately, as a result of a dispute with a local prince, and after some delays marched for Marwar on 1 October. However, it was halted ten days later by the news that the Rajah of Jodhpur had reached a peaceful agreement with the British and that troops were no longer needed.

      At the start of 1836 the regiment was relieved at Meerut by the 3rd Buffs, and moved south-east to Ghazipur. It remained here less than a year, ordered to proceed to Calcutta at the beginning of December. This march proved much easier than the opposite journey six years previously, and the regiment arrived at Fort William in good order on 17 January 1838. It remained there in garrison through 1838 and 1839, but in 1840 received orders to prepare for overseas service.
    Military Service 26 Oct 1834  Meerut, , Uttar Pradesh, India Find all individuals with events at this location  [11, 12
    as Sergeant of H.M. Regiment 26th Foot 
    Military Service 1836  Ghazipur, , Uttar Pradesh, India Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    as Sergeant of H.M. Regiment 26th Foot 
    _UID 6490C91848C54875AF2FA1E9B97AD3707D26 
    Died Jun 1836  Ghazipur, , Uttar Pradesh, India Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 14, 15
    • During the nine months the 26th remained at Ghazeepore, the climate proved very unfavourable to health. In March,- April, and May, the admissions into hospital were within the average of the seven previous years; but towards the end of May, three cases of cholera occurred, and this disease rapidly increased. The hospital became a scene of horror and distress, which demanded, and happily received, every exertion of moral courage and of medical skill, to meet its almost overwhelming duties. Some alarm was excited lest further injury should spring from the building being so crowded; but happily the disease abated with the setting in of the rains, and disappeared as the wet season advanced.
    Buried 1 Jul 1836  Ghazipur, , Uttar Pradesh, India Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I4502  Jan R. Schwarz III Genealogy file
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2014 

    Father Sinclair,   b. Est 1770,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F2024  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary,   b. Est 1810,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Residence From May 1831 to Dec 1835  Meerut, , Uttar Pradesh, India Find all individuals with events at this location  [16

    • The hospital was broken up on the 27th of December, and the detachment of sick, convalescent, and married men, under Captain William Cain, left Meerut for Ghurmuckliour, on the 28th. It consisted of five sergeants, eight corporals, one drummer, eighty-four privates, sixty-four women, and one hundred-and-twenty 1835. children. They embarked on the 31st December, and leaving the Ghauts on the 2nd of January, after a pas- 1836. sage rendered tedious by the shallowness of the river and by contrary winds, arrived at Ghazeepore on the 8th of February.
    Children 
     1. Jean Sinclair,   b. 1826, Naas, Kildare, Leinster, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Daniel Sinclair,   b. 1828, Chatham, , Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Margaret Sinclair,   b. 18 Oct 1830, Chinsura, , West Bengal, India Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. May 1831, Meerut, , Uttar Pradesh, India Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     4. Mary Sinclair,   b. 18 Jul 1832, Meerut, , Uttar Pradesh, India Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Robert Sinclair,   b. 11 Oct 1834, Meerut, , Uttar Pradesh, India Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Thomas Sinclair,   b. 18 Aug 1836, Ghazipur, , Uttar Pradesh, India Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 11 Sep 2014 
    Family ID F1923  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsMilitary Service - H. M. Regiment 26 Foot - 1826 - Naas, Kildare, Leinster, Ireland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary Service - as Sergeant of H.M. Regiment 26th Foot - 1828 - Chatham, , Kent, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary Service - as Sergeant of H.M. Regiment 26th Foot - 24 Oct 1830 - Chinsura, , West Bengal, India Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - From May 1831 to Dec 1835 - Meerut, , Uttar Pradesh, India Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary Service - as Sergeant of H.M. Regiment 26th Foot - 25 Jul 1832 - Meerut, , Uttar Pradesh, India Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary Service - as Sergeant of H.M. Regiment 26th Foot - 26 Oct 1834 - Meerut, , Uttar Pradesh, India Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary Service - as Sergeant of H.M. Regiment 26th Foot - 1836 - Ghazipur, , Uttar Pradesh, India Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Jun 1836 - Ghazipur, , Uttar Pradesh, India Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 1 Jul 1836 - Ghazipur, , Uttar Pradesh, India Link to Google Earth
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