COFFIN / COFFEN – William 59th Regiment

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59th Regiment

China Medal 1842


NameCOFFIN / COFFEN – William
Regiment (s)59th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 1844
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
25th November 1844 / 18 years / Colchester Essex England
Description – Height
5 Ft 11 in
Fair / Grey / Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationChina – 4 years 27 days
East Indies – 116 days
Cape of Good Hope – 2 years 332 days
Length of Service21 years 20 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargeSergeant / 12th December 1865 / Glasgow Scotland
Campaign MedalsChina War Medal with clasp
Intended Residence at
Southampton Hampshire England
Pension Districts1865 1st Glasgow
1866 Southampton
1867-1874 Western Australia
Pension Paid2/0d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
18th April 1867 Portland England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
NORWOOD 13th July 1867
Date/Place of Birthc1820 Bishops Waltham Southampton Hampshire England
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
JOYCE Teresa
c1839 Ireland
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children by 1st WifeWilliam B c1857 Not yet known
M CHAPMAN Agnes 1884 Roebourne Western Australia
D 3rd July 1934 North Maylands Western Australia
bur Anglican Section Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
B Not yet known
M WHITE William James 1879 Yatheroo Western Australia
B Not yet known
B c1858 Not yet known
M ROWLAND William Henry 1882 Perth Western Australia
D 17th January 1919 North Fremantle Western Australia
bur Congregational Section Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
Maria Jane
B c1863 Not yet known
M BOWRA Frederick James 1885 Perth Western Australia
D 6th October 1928 Mt. Lawley Western Australia
bur Anglican Section Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
B 1868 Fremantle Western Australia
D 3rd March 1868 Fremantle Western Australia
Agnes Martha B 1870 Fremantle Western Australia
D 16th June 1870 Fremantle Western Australia
Charles Albert B 1871 Fremantle Western Australia
D 1898 Fremantle Western Australia
John Elias (changed name by deed poll to COLLINS) B 1873 Fremantle Western Australia
M JOYCE Amy Edna 1904 Perth Western Australia
D 1953 Perth Western Australia
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
2nd Husband of Wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
D 1883 Western Australia
Date/Place of Marriage1877 Fremantle Western Australia
Children by 2nd HusbandNone known
Land Grants Western
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesNot yet known
Departure from Western
Not Applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial15th December 1874 Fremantle Western Australia
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
7th July 1887 Western Australia
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further Information7th May 1884 widow applied for outside relief for herself and 9 year old son