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- Mallett, Richard
|PERSONAL DETAILS||Richard MALLETT|
|Birth date and place||c. 1827 Liskeard, Cornwall, England.|
|Baptism date and place|
|Civil Census Residences|
England, Wales & Scotland
|Lydcott, Morval, Liskeard, Cornwall (1841).|
Bovisand Battery, Plymstock, Plymouth, Devon (1851).
|Physical Description||Height: 5 ft. 8½ ins. Complexion: sallow. Eyes: grey. Hair: brown.|
Marks & Scars: Wound of right wrist.
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|Death date and place|
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|Will and Probate|
|Death Notices and Obituaries|
|Regiment No. and Rank||#766 Gunner & Driver.|
|Attestation date and place||6 Sep 1848 Devonport, Devon.|
|Service/Campaigns||Expedition to Turkey and Crimea 11 months.|
|Medals, Clasps and Badges||Crimea War Medal clasp Inkermann. Turkish Crimea Medal.|
|Casualty/Medical||Casualty Roll: Slight Wound. Before Sebastopol. 13-17 October 1854.|
Was wounded while in the trenches before Sebastopol, in October last  by a Minie? Ball, a little above the right wrist . Whilst in Hospital he had fever, for which he was sent home. He has great difficulty of breathing and a slight cough. He had a violent attack of bleeding from the nose since his admission.
Disability caused by his military service.
Unfit for service and likely to be permanently disqualified for military duty, but able to contribute something to earn his livelihood. [Woolwich June 1855].
|Regimental Courts Martial||None.|
Eight times entered in the Regimental Defaulters Book for minor offences for which he was punished by the commanding officer.
|District Courts Martial||None.|
|General Courts Martial||None.|
|Discharge date and place||10 Jul 1855 Woolwich.|
|Length of Service||6 years 308 days.|
|Chelsea Pension Reference||WO97/1337/90.|
|Post Discharge Residence||Not stated.|
|Post Discharge Pension District||2nd Plymouth (1855). Perth (1856). Adelaide and Melbourne (1857).|
|Pension Amount||8d. per diem.|
|ARRIVAL AND LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA|
|Departure and Arrival||15 Jun 1856 Portsmouth; 7 Sep 1856 Fremantle.|
|Status/Occupation||Enrolled Pensioner Force.|
|Land Grant/Purchase||None in Western Australia.|
|Misc. Newspaper Articles||Adelaide Observer 7 Mar 1857.|
|Departure from WA||New Perseverance. Dep. Fremantle 28 Jan 1857; Arr. Adelaide 4 Mar 1857.|