CALDWELL/COLDWELL – James 57th Regiment

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57th Regiment West Middlesex Badge

Class of 1851 – EPFs Who became Constables – by Peter Conole and Jean McDonald – July 2012 EPG Gazette

Regiment (s)57th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 295
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
4th August 1824 / 16 years / Manchester Lancashire England Pick
Description – Height
5 Ft 6 ½ in
Fair / Blue Eyes / Light Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationNew South Wales Australia – 5 years 3 months
East Indies – 15 years 4 months
Length of Service21 years 8 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargeCorporal /10 August 1847 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
Manchester Lancashire England
Pension Districts1847 Stockport
1849 2nd Manchester District
1850-1865 Western Australia
1866 Melbourne Victoria Australia
1871 India
1874 West London and Stafford
1875 Melbourne
Pension Paid1/3½d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
4th March 1850 Portsmouth Hampshire England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
SCINDIAN 1st June 1850
Date/Place of BirthNot yet known
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
Not yet known
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children by 1st WifeNot yet known – possibly at least one child
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
Street Keeper Perth October 1850-December 1850
Night Warder Convict Establishment 13th June 1851  dismissed 6th August 1853
1855 2nd Master of Perth Boys’ School (Erickson) 
Newspaper ArticlesPerth Gazette 14 June 1850 arrival of Scindian
Departure from Western
1865 to Melbourne – pension paid Melbourne in 1866
1871 to India and 1874 to United Kingdom West London and Stafford
1875 returned to Melbourne
Date/Place of Death/Burial12th June 1877 aged 68 years in Victoria tentative
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationWife and possibly child accompanied Caldwell on the voyage of the Scindian to Western Australia