1835: Timeline for the 45th Regiment of Foot

Notes:

  • Sources are provided within (round brackets).
  • Please refer to Abbreviations for full citations of sources.

1835-01-13: Desertion by John Brown, of Coulston, Leicestershire, laborer, aged 18 (his real name supposed to be Joseph Davis) at Chatham. (BNA: Nottingham Review, 23 Jan. 1835)

1835-01-17: The head-quarter division of the 45th, under Col. Campbell, C.B., left Dublin for Trim, there to remain until after the election. (BNA: Wexford Conservative, 24 Jan. 1835)

1835-01: Death of Assistant-Surgeon Leslie, half-pay.
(BNASouthern Reporter, 7 Feb. 1835)

*1835-02-14: The right wing of the 45th proceeded to Allygurh to relieve the 40th regiment. The cholera had disappeared.
(BNA: Wexford Conservative, 14 Feb. 1835)

*1835-04-21: Death of Major Poyntz, in India. Captain Thomas Ewan obtained the vacant company, but he fell ill, and obtaining sick leave, died at Godoor on his way home. (History, pg. 138)

1835-05-21: One subaltern and 55 privates were to embark at Gravesend for Madras per the Prince George, on the 30th May. (BNA: Caledonian Mercury, 21 May 1835)

*1835-05-22: Death of Lieut. Moore in India. (History, pg. 138)

1835-06-16: A detachment of 32 recruits, in charge of a staff serjeant, embarked at Leith for Chatham, per the schooner Eagle, to join the 26th and 45th regiments.
(BNA: Caledonian Mercury, 20 June 1835)

1835-09-28: General court-martial of private William Moore at Chatham Barracks. (BNA: Caledonian Mercury, 8 Oct. 1835)

Alexander Murray Tulloch (1803-1864)

alexander murray tulloch

Wood engraving, published in the London Illustrated News, 2 July 1864. © National Portrait Gallery, London, UK. NPG D11229. Online at npg.org.uk (accessed 2015-07-29).

1835-10: “Mr. Marshall, and Lieutenant Tulloch, 45th regiment, who had previously been engaged in statistical pursuits, were appointed to examine the public documents in the Record-room of the Medical Department, and in the War-office, for the purpose of ascertaining the extent of the sickness and mortality of the troops, together with the prevailing diseases among the men in each military command.” (The Statistical Journal and Record of Useful Knowledge, Vol. I, No. 3 (Dec. 1837), pg. 192). See also the entry under date, 1835-12-26.

1835-11-28: Lieut. Darby entered the senior department of the Royal Military College, at Sandhurst. (BNA: Southern Reporter & Cork Commercial Courier, 28 Nov. 1835)

1835-12-26: Lieut. Tulloch was assigned to the Committee nominated to investigate sickness and mortality among British troops in various colonial possessions during the last twenty years, and to ascertain how far the climate of each station is prejudicial or favourable to the health of its garrisons.
(BNA: West Kent Guardian, 26 Dec. 1835). See also the entry under date, 1835-10.

*1835-12-31: Medical report prepared by Dr. Watson, regimental surgeon: The strength of the regiment in India on January 1st was 645. 129 recruits joined during the year. During 1835:

  • 85 were in hospital at the beginning of the year, carried forward from 1834, 1729 were admitted, 1814 treated, 1701 discharged, 44 died, 11 invalided, and 69 remained hospitalized at December 31st;
  • 759 were treated for fever, of whom 5 died;
  • 207 were treated for dysentery, of whom 26 died;
  • 161 were treated for hepatitis, of whom 7 died;
  • forty-four men of the 45th regiment died in hospital in Madras Presidency, and eleven were invalided;
  • two officers, four women, and two children died.
    (Madras, pp. 132-6, 150)

Please cite your sources.

News transcripts for the year, 1835

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