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NameADLAM – James
Regiment (s)8th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 981
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
28th February 1833 / 19 years / Devizes Wiltshire England
Description – Height
5Ft 6½ in
Fresh / Grey / Brown / Mark on right cheek
Overseas Service/DurationWest Indies – 3 years 102 days
North America – 2 years 235 days
East Indies – 7 years 94 days
Length of Service21 years 106 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 13th June 1854 / Chatham / Kent / England
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
Warminster Wiltshire England
Pension Districts1854 Trowbridge
1857-1893 Western Australia
Pension Paid1/0d per diem
May 1874 pension increased to 1/3d per diem for service to Enrolled Force
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
19th March 1857 London England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
CLARA 3rd July 1857
Date/Place of BirthNot yet known. Broomhall states 9th May 1810 Corsley as birth date – no other source.
Date/Place of Baptism29th August 1813 Corsley Wiltshire England
Date/Place of Birth
ADLAM Richard
c1776 Corsley Wiltshire England
Date/Place of Birth
bap 9th November 1788 Corsley Wiltshire England
19th April 1813 Corsley Wiltshire England
SiblingsWilliam Baptised 27 August 1820 born Corsley Wiltshire
Maria Baptised 6 July 1823 born Corsley Wiltshire
William Baptised 12 November 1826 born Corsley Wiltshire
Jane Baptised 27 May 1832 born Corsley Wiltshire
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
B 14th February 1824 Melksham Wiltshire England
Date/Place of MarriageC 1841 – possibly Novia Scotia
Children by 1st WifeMary Maud B 1843 Nova Scotia Canada
M PEAD Frederick William 19th July 1862 Greenough Western Australia
M COOK James P 1910 Perth Western Australia
D 26th November 1935 Nedlands Western Australia
bur Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
William B 1845 Warminster Wiltshire ENGLAND
M BUFTON Elizabeth 20th April 1870 Greenough Western Australia
D 6th March 1915 Claremont Western Australia
bur Anglican Section Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
Sarah (Adlin) B 1st July 1847 Poona Bombay India
Bp 18th July 1847 Poona Bombay India see attachments
D 3rd November 1847 aged 4 months Poona Bombay India
James B 22 March1850 Karachi India
Bp 30th March 1850 Karachi India
D 10th January 1902 Geraldton Western Australia
bur Greenough Pioneer Cemetery Greenough Western Australia
Sarah Ann B 20th August 1852 Deesa Bombay India
bap 8th September 1852 Deesa India
D 31st August 1853 Deesa Bombay India
Joseph B 1855 Lewes Surrey England
see attachment: Joseph Adlam April 2012 EPG Gazette
M BROWNRIGG Catherine 12th July 1879 Church of St Peter (RC) Greenough Western Australia
D 23rd July 1941 Leederville Western Australia
bur Anglican Section Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
George B 1857 registered 1st Qtr Tavistock Devon England
D 25th October 1916 Derby West Kimberley Western Australia
Caroline B 16th January1859 Greenough Western Australia
D 10th June 1865 Greenough Western Australia
bur Greenough Pioneer Cemetery Greenough Western Australia
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
RICHARDS Henry James
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Land Grants Western
1874 granted G13 and G14 Greenough Western Australia
Both 16 acres 2 roods 28 perches Title Deeds 1/19 & 1/52
Occupation after
Farmer, Pound Keeper
Newspaper ArticlesInquirer 10th November 1893 (Obit.)
Geraldton Advertiser Wednesday 8th November 1893 page 2 Short Obituary James
The West Australian Saturday 31st July 1937
Numerous Inquirer and Commercial News articles
The West Australian Thursday 24 July 1941 page 1 Death of Joseph
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial6th November 1893 Greenough Western Australia
Greenough Pioneer Cemetery
Date/Place of Death/Burial
10th October 1910 Greenough Western Australia
Greenough Pioneer Cemetery
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide Index
1841 James Adlam 981 Private 8th Foot location Halifax Nova Scotia
1851 As Above location Deesa (Camp) India
Discharge due to ‘severe hepatic derangement and general debility’
According to the baptism of his son James in 1850 James was a musician in the band of the 8th regiment
Adlam House (built by James Adlam c1868) is in the grounds of Corringle, a heritage listed estate located at Greenough Western Australia
“In 1868, Corporal James Adlam was granted Greenough Lots G13 and G14, consisting of 33 acres, in consideration of his military services and built his home ‘Adlam Cottage’.12 Adlam was stationed at Greenough in charge of the Enrolled Pensioner Guard, who formed a large proportion of the early settlers at Greenough. He and his wife Caroline (nee. Richards) had arrived in the Swan River Colony in 1858. Adlam was also employed as the local poundkeeper and was a member of the Mechanic’s Institute.”
Cahill Family papers Battye Library MN 1259 Acc 3861A