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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 / 29th November 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 BirthC1826 Bishops Waltham Southampton Hampshire England see WO97 date and age of attestation
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
JOYCE Teresa
c1839 Ireland
Date/Place of Marriage3rd May 1854 Tralee Kerry Ireland
Children by 1st WifeHenry B 2nd Qtr 1855 Stourbridge Worcestershire England (Mother Joyce), M Kelly Alice
D 12 December 1918 Alberton South Australia
Annie B 1st Qtr 1856 Stourbridge Worcestershire England (Mother Joyce)
M WHITE William James 13th February1879 Yatheroo Dandaragan Western Australia
D 9th September 1942 Maylands Western Australia
Bur Karrakatta Cemetery WA
Edward B Not yet known
William 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
Emma 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 26th June 1863
Bp 5th July 1863 Sts Michael and Sebastian Aldershot Hampshire England
M BOWRA Frederick James 1885 Perth Western Australia
D 6th October 1928 Mt. Lawley Western Australia
bur Anglican Section Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
Sussanah B 25th September 1864
Bp 2nd October 1864 Sts Michael & Sebastian Aldershot Hamspshire England
Alfred 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
JOYCE Maurice
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
Temporary Assistant Warder 1868 – See entry Warders and Gaolers page 37
Newspaper ArticlesThe Herald Saturday 17th December 1881 page 1 Fire at the McCaslin’s home at the Barracks
Western Mail Friday 24 January 1919 page 26 Death Notices of Henry and Emma Rowland
Observer (Adelaide) Saturday 21st December 1918 page 11 Short Obituary for Henry Coffen
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 InformationBritish Army Worldwide Index
1851 William Coffin 1844 Private 59th location Hong Kong
1861 William Coffen (sic) 1844 Colour Sergeant 59th location Cape of Good Hope
Discharge at own request having served upwards of 21 years
The Second China War Medal 1857 was issued to the 59th Regiment with the Canton Clasp
William Coffin was also in receipt of a medal for good conduct and long service with a gratuity of £10
7th May 1884 widow applied for outside relief for herself and 9 year old son