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ALLEN / ALLAN – John 42nd Regiment

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NameALLEN / ALLAN – John
Regiment (s)42nd Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 316
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
11th April 1825 / 19 years / Elgin Moray Scotland
Description – Height
5 Ft 7 in
Sallow / Grey / Sandy / None
Overseas Service/DurationGibraltar – 6 years 1 month
Malta – 6 years 11 months
Corfu – 1 year 10 months
Length of Service22 years 125 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargeColour Sergeant / 10th August 1847 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
Elgin Scotland
Pension Districts1847 Inverness
1851 Western Australia
1858 Madras
1861 Mauritius
1864 Bombay
Pension Paid1/10 ½ increased 16th April 1850 2/0d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
16th July 1851 Plymouth England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
MINDEN 14th October 1851
Date/Place of Birthc1806 Elgin Moray Scotland
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
c1807 Not yet known
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children by 1st WifeDavid B c1838 Not yet known
Possible death 9th August 1863 Ballary Madras, India
Jessie B c1840 Not yet known
William B c1842 Not yet known
Ann B c1845 Not yet known
George bap 1st November 1846 London England
A George Allen died age 9 in 1857 WA (No further information)
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Land Grants Western
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesNot yet known
Departure from Western
1858 to India
Date/Place of Death/BurialPossible death 7 July 1877 pensioned sergeant age 72 buried Saint Thomas Mount Madras 9 July 1877
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide Index for 1841 has Sergeant John Allan. 316, of the 42nd regiment stationed at Depot Carlow, Dublin or Stirling
Discharge due to chronic catarrh.
John Allen was the Sergeant Major for the voyage of the Minden.
WO23/48 and WO23/58 Part 3 both state stoppage of part pension for wife left destitute in India
The only information regarding the names and ages of the wife and children of John Allen was found at the State Record Office of Western Australia in Cons 628.