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ANDERSON – Edward 12th Regiment

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12th Suffolk Regiment Cap Badge


Regiment (s)12th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 539
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
25th January 1826 / 18 years / Sligo Ireland / Labourer
Description – Height
5 Ft 4½ in
Fresh / Brown /Light Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationGibraltar – 5 years 4 months
Mauritius – 10 years
Length of Service23 years 229 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 25th September 1849 / Chatham
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
Carrick on Shannon Ireland
Pension Districts1850 Western Australia
Pension Paid1/0d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
22nd July 1850 Portland Dorset England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
HASHEMY 25th October 1850
Date/Place of Birthc1808 Drumcliff Sligo Ireland
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
Did not marry
Date/Place of MarriageNot applicable
Children by 1st WifeNot applicable
Land Grants Western
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesInquirer 30th October 1850 page 3
Perth Gazette & Independent Journal of Political and News WA, Shipping Intelligence 1st November 1850 page 2 – List of Pensioners named.
Perth Gazette & Independent Journal of Political and News WA 4th July 1851 page 2 – Account of his death
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial3rd July 1851 / Perth Western Australia
bur 4th July 1851 (CE) East Perth Cemeteries Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not applicable
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide Index
1841 Edward Anderson 539 Private 12th Foot location Mauritius
Discharge due to chronic rheumatism and worn out from long service in tropical climates
Edward Anderson died from chocking on a piece of bone while eating his dinner at Hyde’s public house in Murray Street Perth