10.   CHARLIE USHERWOOD'S ARMY SERVICE

List of Towns, Countries, Encampments where C W Usherwood has served with the 19th and 8th King's Regts of Infantry.

Towns etc. Whether in Barracks
or Encampments.
Period Years Mths Days
Plymouth Barracks Jan 1852 - March 1852 - 3 -
Route March from Plymouth to Winchester Through Exeter, Bridport and Dorchester March 1852 - April 1852 - 1 -
Winchester Barracks, and attended Duke of Wellington's funeral April 1852 - Feb 1853 - 10 -
Portsmouth Barracks Feb1853 - May 1853 - 3 -
Weymouth & Portland Barracks May 1853 - July 1853 - 2 -
Chobham Encampment July 1853 - August 1853 - 1 -
Walmer Barracks August 1853 - Feb 1854 - 6 -
Tower of London Barracks Feb 1854 - April 1854 - 2 -
On Board "Victoria" Passage to Turkey April 1854 - 10 May 1854 - 1 -
Scutaria )
Varna )
Alledyn ) Turkey
Devna )
Monister )
Encampment
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11 May 1854 - 31 Aug 1854 - 4 -
On Board "Courier" Passage to Crimea 1 Sept 1854 - 13 Sept 1854 - - 13
Old Fort )
Alma ) Crimea
Balaklava )
Sebastopol)
Encampment
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14 Sept 1854 - June 1856 1 9 -
On Board "Imperatiz" Passage to England 17 June 1856 - 28 June 1856 - 1 -
Aldershot In Hut 29 June 1856 - June 1857 - 11 -
Portsmouth Barracks June 1857 - July 1857 - 1 -
On Board "Whirlwind Passage to Ceylon July 1857 - 29 Oct 1857 - 3 -
On Board "Adventure" Passage to India 30 Oct 1857 - 19 Nov 1857 - - 21
Fort William, Calcutta Barracks 19 Nov 1857 - Feb 1858 - 3 -
Barrackpore Barracks Feb 1858 - October 1858 - 8 -
Dinapore Barracks Oct 1858 - March 1859 - 5 -
District of Tirhoot Encampments March 1859 - May 1859 - 3 -
Dinapore Barracks May 1859 - March 1860 - 10 -
Benares Barracks March 1860 - December 1861 1 9 -
Meean Meer Barracks December 1861 - May 1862 - 5 -
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Journey to Calcutta   27 May 1862 - 8 June 1862 - - 13
On Board "King Arthur" Passage to England 17 June 1862 - 18 Oct 1862 - 4 -
Sheffield Barracks with 8th Regt. 24 Oct 1862 - 20 May 1864 1 7 -
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    Total 12 4 -
Services in Action

Served with the 19th Regt throughout the Eastern campaign of 1854 and 1855 including the Battles of Alma and Inkerman, Affairs of Buljariac and McKenzie's Farm, Capture of Balaklava and Siege of Sebastopol.
Medal with three clasps and Turkish Medal, also for 3 months in India in pursuit of the rebels and to prevent them from passing through Tirhoot to Sowar, Bengal, 1859.

Abroad
Names of Countries & Towns visited during my services in rotation
  Countries Towns, Cities, etc.
1854 Malta Stayed one day
1854 Turkey Scutaria
Constantinople
Varna
1854 to 1856 Crimea Alma
Balaklava
Sebastopol
Eupatoria
1856 Malta Put in for water
1856 Gibraltar Put in for coals
1857 Ceylon Point-de-Galle
1857 Ceylon Trincomalee
1857 to 1862 Bengal and Oude

North West provinces and Punjab

India
Calcutta, Barrackpore, Serampore, Raneegunge, Gyah, Patna, Bankipore, Dinapore, Hadjepore, Mersipore, Benares, Allahabad, Cawnpore, Lucknow, Sasseram, Agra, Etwah, Allyghur, Delhi, Paneput, Kurnaul, Umballa, Loodiannah, Phillour, Jullunder, Kertapore, Umritsur, Meean Meer, Lahore.
1862 Cape of Good Hope Cape Town
1862 St Helena James Town, Longwood

Countries that I have seen tho' never on shore

  Spain
France
Greece
Madeira
The Azores
Sumatra
Nicobar Islands
Morocco
Cerego
Archipelago of Greece

 



Promotions in the Army

Rank Date Period
    Yr. Mnth.
Private 3 Jan 1852 1 3
Lance Corporal April 1853 - 10
Corporal 25 Feb 1854 - 3
Serjeant 11 May 1854 - 4
Orderly Room Clerk 23 Sep 1854 3 -
Colour Serjeant 23 Sep 1857 - 10
Quarter Mr Serjeant 2 July 1858 - 2
Quarter Master 8 September 1858 3 5
Quarter Master, 1st Bn 8th Kings 25 Feb 1862 2 3
Retired on half pay of 3/- per diem, 20 May 1854    
Total    12 4


Services Abroad

  Y M
In Turkey and Bulgaria 0 4
In Crimea 1 9
In India and Passages 5 3
Total    7 4



Services at Home and Abroad

  Y M
At Home 5 0
Abroad 71 4



Statement of periods residing in Barracks, on board ship, and under canvas

Description Yrs Mths Days
In Barracks 8 2 -
In Huts - 11 -
On board Ship - 10 -
Under canvas 2 4 -
Without anything whatever as regards covering - 1 -
Total    12 4 -