ARMSTRONG – James HEIC Bengal Artillery 2nd Company 3rd Battalion and Royal Artillery 18th Brigade

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NameARMSTRONG – James
Regiment (s)Honourable East India Company Bengal Artillery 2nd Company 3rd Battalion and
Royal Artillery 18th Brigade
Regiment Number (s) HEIC Discharge No. 6676
Royal Artillery 307
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
HEIC -26th February 1850 / 31 years / Liverpool England
Royal Artillery – 6th January 1863 / 44 years / Not yet known India
Labourer
Description – Height
Complexion/Eyes/Hair/Scars
5 Ft 9 in
Fresh / Grey / Red / None
Overseas Service/DurationEmbarked England 29th June 1850 per “Camperdown” for India
Length of ServiceHEIC – 14 years 266 days
Royal Artillery – 6  years 188 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargeHEIC – 5th January 1863 / Not yet known India
Royal Artillery –  Gunner / 6th July 1869 / Netley England
Campaign MedalsPossibly medal for service during the mutiny
Intended Residence at
Discharge
Liverpool England then Chicago Illinois America
Pension Districts1869 1st Liverpool
1871 Paisley
1873 Greenwich
1874 Western Australia
1885 Melbourne
Pension Paid1/3d per diem
1887 Increased to 1/5½d per diem for service Enrolled Force
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
1st November 1873 Gravesend England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
NAVAL BRIGADE 18th February 1874
Date/Place of Birthc1819 Clogheen Tipperary Ireland
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Father
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Mother
Date/Place of Birth
Marriage
Not yet known
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
UNKNOWN Bridget
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children by 1st WifeNot yet known
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Marriage
Not yet known
Land Grants Western
Australia
Lot P 267Y
1881 applied for Canning location allotted Canning C2 13/4/1
Occupation after
Arrival
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesWestern Australian Times 6th November 1874 page 3 Bridget charge with using insulting language to SM McCarthy.
The Western Australian Times :
Tuesday 20th April 1875 page 6
Tuesday 27th April 1875 page 6
Tuesday 11th May 1875 page 6
Friday 4th June 1875 page 6
All are regarding Bridget Armstrong charged and acquitted of stabbing Mary Rowe
Departure from Western
Australia
Not known
Date/Place of Death/Burial1885 Victoria Australia (Tentative)
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Wife
1885 Victoria Australia (Tentative)
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationJames Armstrong received a severe contusion of the right shoulder when on active service in 1858 under Sit W. Cotton during the Mutiny. On mounting a gun on an elephant the tackling gave way and the man fell heavily against a rock on the same shoulder. He is exhausted and worn out from long service.
The Death entry for Bridget Armstrong (Victoria 1885) said her father was Edward Toye and his wife Bridget Patten