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Sergeant Robert Armstrong (c.1790...1848)

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

  • Born : circa 1790
  • Where Born :
  • Occupation : Soldier /
  • Date Arrived : 30. Aug . 1817
  • Ship Arrived on : The Dick
  • Rank on Discharge : Sergeant
  • Date of Enlistment : 12th of April 1812 age 22 @ Enniskillen
  • Date of Discharge :1820 ( unfit for service )
  • Died : 1848
  • Where Died / Buried :
  • Parents Names :
  • 1st Spouse's Name :Margaret Armstrong
  • Date Married :
  • Where Married : England
  • Spouse's Parents :
  • 2nd Spouse's Name : Mary Cable (b......d.). widow of Robert Cable "Kable"
  • Date Married : 11. July. 1822
  • Where Married : St Lukes Church , Parramatta
  • Spouse's Parents :
  • Descendants
    Area Settled :
    Children :
    1st Marriage
    1 . Margaret Armstrong (b.1817....d 1817.)
    2nd Marriage
    No Children found as yet

    History & Achievements :

    Sergeant Robert Armstrong arrived in Australia as part of the North Hamptonshire Regiment (48th
    Regiment of Foot) contingent, in 30th of August 1817 on board HM. ship " Dick " Robert Armstrong was a Corporal at the time of his arrival . He was accompanied on the voyage by his wife and their infant daughter. As fate would have it he lost his wife on board ship on the 28th of April 1817, followed two weeks later by their eight month old daughter.
    Sergeant Robert Armstrong began his military career as a Private in 12th of April 1812
    He was promoted to Sergeant in 1818,and commanded a detachment of the 48th Regiment at South Head. Granted leave and became the Superintendent of the Parramatta Convict Barracks. Eventually declared unfit for duty and was discharged on the 11th of July 1822.
    Robert Armstrong lived with his wife Mary on the Cable property at Parramatta. She had been left a fair
    wealth when her husband Robert Cable passed away.
    As a close friend of Sergeant Gilbert Smith , he tendered him during his illness. Eventually Gilbert passed away leaving his only surviving son in the care of Robert Armstrong and Mary. This child, young Gilbert, inherited the estate following Robert and Mary's death
    No record of Robert being issued the General Service Medal for his military service.
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    Last revised: April 15, 2007.