BLUNDON / BLUNDEN – David 15th Regiment

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15th Regiment East Yorkshire Cap Badge

NameBLUNDON / BLUNDEN – David
Regiment (s)15th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 1638
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
8th October 1839 / 23 years 1 month / Basingstoke Hampshire England
Labourer
Description – Height
Complexion/Eyes/Hair/Scars
5 Ft 7½ in
Fresh / Grey / Dark Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationNone
Length of Service9 years 138 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 22nd February 1849 / Brecon Wales
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
Discharge
Not yet known
Pension Districts1849 Southampton
1851 Western Australia
Pension Paid7d per diem – Temporary 3 years until 2nd April 1852
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 Birthc1816 Ellisfield Basingstoke Hampshire England
Date/Place of Baptism8th September 1816 Ellisfield Hampshire England
Father
Date/Place of Birth
BLUNDEN Joseph
Not yet known
Mother
Date/Place of Birth
Marriage
SIMMONS Martha
B 1783 Stratton Hampshire England
M 16th November 1815 East Stratton Hampshire England
SiblingsBetsey B 1821 Hampshire England
bur 4th February 1821 Ellisfield Hampshire England
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
UNKNOWN Margaret
c1823 Ireland
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children by 1st WifeNot yet known
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
2nd WifeCatherine/ Katherine Healey
B 1829 – M 1855/ Perth Western Australia
Land Grants Western
Australia
None
Occupation after
Arrival
Night warder Convict Establishment 1852.
Newspaper ArticlesNot yet known
Departure from Western
Australia
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial8th July 1872 Perth Western Australia
Church of England Section East Perth Cemeteries Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Wife
1st wife – Not yet known Margaret was on the surgeon’s list of Pensioners age 28.
2nd wife 26 November 1898 Perth WA
Bur East Perth Cemetery
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationDavid Blunden was discharged due to being unfit for regular duty due to the results of inflammation of the lungs following a cold caught at Plymouth in 1840. He had been working as a hospital orderly for eight years but he was unfit for that duty.
On the voyage of the Minden he was treated for an attack of catarrh.
In the 1851 Census HO 107/1681/515 David aged 35 an agricultural labourer and Chelsea pensioner is recorded as Daniel. He is living with his wife Margaret and his widowed mother Martha at Ellisfield Hampshire.
It appears that his wife Margaret suffered from stricture of the oesophagus in 1853 and was in need of an operation. (Warders and Gaolers)