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Lieutenant John Pollen (1782-1834)

 

Back To . . .48th Foot .The Northamptonshire Regiment

  • Born :  1782
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  • Occupation : Soldier
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  • Rank on Discharge : Lieutenant
  • Date of Enlistment : 18/1/1810
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  • Date of Discharge :   on the 25/8/1810 he went on half pay
  • Where Discharged : Sydney
  • Died : 1834
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    History & Achievements :

    Very little is known about Lieutenant John Pollen except for the following.
    On the 18th of January 1810 he joined the 2nd./48th Regiment as an Ensign. He was promoted to
    Lieutenant on 25th of August 1813. Following his discharge he may have led a very secluded life.
    According to a news article in the "Australian Town and Country" John Pollen withstood a robery attempt on the 8th of May 1871.(this would have made the gentleman a ripe old age !)
    For his military service he was not awarded the General Service Medal .
     

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    Last revised: April 15, 2007.