ARBUCKLE – John HEIC Bengal Horse Artillery

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John Arbuckle

Sold 2019 UK auction Arbuckle’s Gwalior Star with Punniar centre, original hook suspension with additional steel loop to “Gunner John Arbuckle 1st Troop 3rd Brigade Horse Artillery)”.  Made of bronze from captured Gwalior guns

Death 1885

Bengal Horse Artillery 1860

East India Company

Perth Gazette Fri 7 Feb 1868 Page 3

NameARBUCKLE – John a.k.a. AITKEN Henry
Regiment (s)Honorable East India Company Bengal Horse Artillery
Regiment Number (s) 769
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
12th August 1821 / 21 years / Edinburgh Scotland
Description – Height
5 Ft 7 in
Fresh / Grey / Brown / Nil
Overseas Service/DurationHEIC
Length of Service21 years 3 months
Rank/Date/Place of DischargeCorporal / 7th November 1861 / Not stated
Campaign MedalsGwalior Star
Intended Residence at
Glasgow Scotland
Pension Districts1861 2nd Glasgow
1862 1st Glasgow
1863-1871 Western Australia
1870 2nd Glasgow
1874 2nd Glasgow
Pension Paid1/0d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
15th March 1863 Portland Dorset England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
CLYDE 29th May 1863
Date/Place of Birth1st January 1820 Hamilton Lanarkshire 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
STAUNTON Margaret (nee GRAHAM)
1st October 1823 Cawnpore Bengal India
Date/Place of Marriage23rd November 1849 India
Children by 1st WifeJane B 1857 India
M FERGUSON Duncan c 1878
D 28th November 1880 Cathcart Renfrewshire Scotland
Carol Perriam (CP) advises Jane and Agnes Aitken may be same person or details confused
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
2nd WifeVANCE Agnes (nee RUSSELL)
B 13th December 1837 Falkirk Stirlingshire Scotland Scotland
Date/Place of Marriage11th March 1862 Glasgow
Children by 2nd WifeJessie Morton B 16th November 1863 Fremantle Western Australia
M REEVES George William c1878 Western Australia (no marriage record found)
D 14th December 1942 North Fremantle Subiaco Western Australia
bur Methodist Section Fremantle Cemetery Western Australia
Robert Henry B 19th August 1865 Perth Western Australia
D 11th June 1951 South Perth Western Australia
bur Salvation Army Section Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
Agnes Aitken B 21st June 1867 Perth Western Australia
D 1869 Perth Western Australia 28 November 1902 Scotland
James B 28th July 1869 Western Australia
D  26 November 1952 Williams Western Australia
3rd WifeTHOMSON Elizabeth
B 1821 unknown location
Date/Place of Marriage2nd April 1879 Western Australia Glasgow
Children by 3rd WifeNil
Land Grants Western
Occupation after
1867 employed as Coachman to Governor
Newspaper ArticlesYES
Departure from Western
18th January 1871 departed for London per “Robert Morrison ” (name of Jane Morrison given in newspaper article
Date/Place of Death/Burial12th January 1885 Glasgow Lanarkshire Scotland
bur Glasgow
Date/Place of Death/Burial
1st Wife
unknown (pre November 1863)
Not yet known 24 July 1861 on board “Maria Somes”
Date/Place of Death/Burial
2nd Wife
24th March 1878 Fremantle Western Australia
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
3rd Wife
24th August 1898 City Poorhouse Glasgow
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationDeparted colony (temporarily) per “Hougoumont” in charge of a consignment of horses