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CAMPBELL – John 42nd Regiment and Rifle Brigade 2nd Battalion

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42nd Regiment Royal Highland Cap Badge
Rifle Brigade Cap Badge


Name CAMPBELL – John
Regiment (s)42nd Regiment and Rifle Brigade 2nd Battalion
Regiment Number (s) 1048
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
23rd May 1825 / 18 years / Glasgow Lanark Scotland
Description – Height
6 Ft 0 in
Fair / Grey / Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationGibraltar – 6 years 2 months
Malta – 2 years 9 months
Corfu – 2 years 6 months
Bermuda – 10 months
North America – 3 years 9 months
Length of Service21 years 91 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 8th September 1846 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
Not yet known
Pension Districts1846 2nd Glasgow
1850 2nd Manchester
1851 Western Australia
1860 Ceylon
Pension Paid1/0d per diem
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 Birthc1807 Barony Glasgow Lanark Scotland
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
B 1822 Scotland
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children by 1st WifeJane/ Jean Ann B c1833 Not yet known
M LEWER Robert 1852
M BURNS Robert 1874 Roebourne WA
D 1886 age 53 all unknown
John B c1838 Portsmouth Hampshire
Christina B c1843 Bermuda (British Subject)
James B July 1851 at sea Minden
D 27th September 1851 at sea
Archibald B 1855 York Western Australia
Colin B 1857 York Western Australia
Alexander Sinclair B 1859 York Western Australia
Norman Angus B 1859 York Western Australia
M HABERMAN Sarah Anne 31 December 1885 Queensland
D 6 July 1938 Bundaberg Queensland
Bur Bundaberg Cemetery
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
York P11 4 acres
Assigned 20th November 1852
Title Application 13th May 1859
Title 1661
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesThe Bundaberg Mail and Burnett Advertiser Friday 31 January 1908 page 3 Mention of Mr A Campbell master at the Royal College Colombo.
Departure from Western
1860 to Ceylon
Date/Place of Death/Burial3rd February 1862 Colombo Ceylon
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationIn the 1851 Census John and Mary are living at No 7 Griffiths Building at Salford, Manchester. Mary’s sister Agnes is also visiting them and living at the same address is James and Margaret Bryce who appear to be Mary’s brother and his wife and family.
17 July 1854 together with Richard Connelly and John Kairey John Campbell wrote to the Colonial Secretary regarding their cottages being without doors and windows for some time making them damp. (SROWA CSR Cons 36 Volume 303/107)
In a newspaper article Norman talks about visiting his brother in Colombo, Ceylon who was a master at the Royal College. The Outward Passengers Victoria has a Mr Campbell, age 24, leaving Melbourne on the Ship Bombay on 26 October 1862 for Ceylon.