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66th Regiment
NameBRISTER – Henry
Regiment (s)66th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 979
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
23rd June 1835 / 19 years / London Middlesex England
Description – Height
5 Ft 8 in
Dark / Grey / Brown turning grey / None
Overseas Service/DurationCanada – 2 years 5 months
Length of Service21 years 15 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargeSergeant / 18th July 1856 / Plymouth Citadel England
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
Pension Districts1856 2nd Plymouth
1856-1858 Western Australia
1858 Newcastle England
Pension Paid1/6½d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
5th June 1856 Plymouth England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
RUNNYMEDE 7th September 1856
Date/Place of Birthc1816 Hammersmith Middlesex England
Date/Place of Baptism9th June 1816 St. Paul Hammersmith England
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Date/Place of Birth
VINSON Elizabeth
12th July 1802 Acton, Middlesex, England
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
B c1828 Ireland
Date/Place of Marriage19th May 1847 Fermoy Cork Ireland
Children by 1st WifeEliza B c1851 Ireland
M ARIS Robert
D 14th August 1874 Hazaribaugh Bengal India
Bur Hazaribaugh Cemetery, Memorial Alnwick cemetery
Mary B c1853 Ireland
Henry B c1855 Guernsey Channel Islands
John B c1856 Middlesex England
Charles B 1857
Bp 5th August 1857 Alnwick, Northumberland, England
D 3rd Qtr 1857 Alnwick, Northumberland, England
Daniel B c1859 Alnwick Northumberland England
Bp 25 July 1858 Alnwick Northumberland England
Joseph B c1860 Alnwick Northumberland England
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
TRACY Thomas
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Land Grants Western
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesNone WA
Morpeth Herald 17th August 1867 page 5 Funeral and obituary
Newcastle Courant 16th August 1867 page 8
Departure from Western
Not yet known – prior 1858
Date/Place of Death/Burial9th August 1867 Northumberland England
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide Index
1841 Location Gosport
Discharge due to being about to embark for Australia in charge of convicts
It looks like the family did not come to WA with Henry and he returned to England soon after arrival.
In the 1861 Census RG 09/3879/25/14 Henry Brister (Chelsea Pensioner) is a Sergeant Major in the Northumberland Militia living with his wife and 6 children at the militia Depot Yard Green Batt Alnwick Northumberland.
Son Henry enlisted in the 22nd regiment and in the 1871 census he is at Aldershot as a private no 1718.