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72nd Regiment Colours
East Perth Cemetery


Name CAMPBELL – Kenneth
Regiment (s)72nd Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 253
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
6th November 1824 / 14 years / Edinburgh Scotland
Description – Height
5 Ft 1½ in
Fair / Blue / Light Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationCape of Good Hope – 11 years 11 months
Gibraltar – 3 years 2 months
West Indies – 1 year 4 months
Length of Service20 years 190 days
Underage 06/11/1824-16/02/1827
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 11th September 1849 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
Edinburgh Scotland
Pension Districts1849 1st Edinburgh
1850 2nd Edinburgh
1851 Western Australia
Pension Paid8d per diem
1873 Increased to 11d per diem for Service in Enrolled Force
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 Birth1810 Deduced
Dalkeith Midlothian Scotland
Date/Place of Baptism1st January 1808 Inveresk with Musselburgh Midlothian Scotland
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
SIMPSON Ellen or Helen
c1817 Lasswade Midlothian Scotland
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children by 1st WifeThomas B c1846 Not yet known
M GALLAGHER Mary Ann 1870 Perth Western Australia
Daughter of John Gallagher 31st Regiment Merchantman 1864.
D 1 September 1926 Cottesloe WA buried Karrakatta 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
Perth Lot Y127 Between John and Hardinge streets.
3 roods Title Application 14 January 1881: Title deed 5/1104
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesInquirer Perth Wednesday 5th May 1852 – page 2
The Perth Gazette and Independent Journal of Politics and News Friday 14th October 1853 – page 2
The Daily News Saturday 23 August 1890 page 3 Obituary (wrong ship)
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial23rd August 1890 Melbourne Road Western Australia
East Perth Cemeteries Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
1889 Perth Western Australia
East Perth Cemeteries Western Australia
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide Index
1841 Kenneth Campbell, drummer, 72nd regt. Location Portsmouth Hampshire, England
1851 Census Kenneth Campbell, pensioner, his wife Helen age 36 and son Thomas age 5 all born Lasswade are living at 97 Main Street West, Lasswade Midlothian Scotland.
Between the arrival of the Minden and January1854 Kenneth Campbell had been guilty of assault on his wife 5 times
1872 pension suspended for 2 months while imprisoned for violently assaulting his wife.
19 August 1874 Kenneth Campbell applied for the grant of £15 as the brick and mortar walls of his 4 bedroom cottage erected on his grant at Y127 had been completed.
Obituary for son Thomas (Daily News Thursday 16 September 1926) said he was born at Gibraltar but no record of the birth or marriage of parents at Gibraltar has been located.
The 72nd regiment was located at Cape of Good Hope from June 1828 to 1840 when it returned to England. In November 1844 to February 1848 it was located at Gibraltar and from 1848 to 1851 in Barbados, so it is probable Thomas was born in Gibraltar but possible Kenneth and Ellen were married in England prior to sailing.