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81st Regiment Colours
NameARNOLD – Thomas
Regiment (s)81st Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 920
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
4th February 1833 / 18 years 1 month / Hinckley Leicestershire England
Ribbon Weaver
Description – Height
5 Ft 9½ in
Fresh / Grey / Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationGibraltar – 3 years 6 months
West Indies – 3 years 5 months
Canada – 4 years 3 months
Length of Service21 years 9 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 28th February 1854 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
Nuneaton Warwickshire England
Pension Districts1854 Coventry
1855 Plymouth
1855-1857 Western Australia
1857- 65 South Australia
Pension Paid1/0d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
5th February 1855 Plymouth England via Cape of Good Hope
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
STAG 23rd May 1855
Date/Place of Birth27th February 1816 Sutton Coldfield Birmingham Warwickshire England
Date/Place of Baptism7th April 1816 Holy Trinity Sutton Coldfield Warwickshire England
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
WHITE Mary Anne (possibly)
Not yet known
Date/Place of Marriage26th September 1852 St. Nicholas Kenilworth Warwickshire England (possibly)
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
Not yet known
Land Grants Western
Occupation after
Newspaper ArticlesNot yet known
Departure from Western
1857 Paid Western Australian to 30th September then 1857 paid Adelaide from December 1857
Date/Place of Death/Burial8th September 1865 Adelaide Hospital South Australia
West Terrace Adelaide South Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
13th September 1856 South Australia (possibly)
West Terrace Cemetery Adelaide South Australia
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide Index
1841 Thomas Arnold 920 location Trinidad
1851 Thomas Arnold 920 location Templemore, Ireland
Discharge: due to Chronic rheumatism and dyspnoea caused by climate.
Date of death for this man differs dependent on source. Hospital date above, Cemetery record states 9th and Death entry states 7th. Delete
Proceedings of a Court of Inquiry into complaints by the wives of the Pension Guard on the “Stag” into conduct of Superintendent Surgeon CALDWELL. Mrs ARNOLD gave evidence at the trial.
When Thomas Arnold left the Colony he was required to repay the passage money of £10/17/3. This money was overpaid by 11/3 (eleven Shillings and 3 pence) which was refunded to him and his pension was paid from December 1857 in South Australia.
Thomas Arnold was admitted to the (Royal) Adelaide hospital on 5th September 1865. At the time he was 51 years of age, a widower, religion Protestant, abode Yorkes Peninsula (sic), born Sutton Colefield (sic) England and had arrived on the Stag to Swan [River], he died on 8th September 1865