COLLEGE – James 12th Regiment 2nd Battalion

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NameCOLLEGE – James
Regiment (s)12th Regiment 2nd Battalion
Regiment Number (s) 1502
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
5th May 1840 / 18 years 1 month / Ipswich Suffolk England
Description – Height
5 Ft 8 in
Dark / Dark / Grey / None
Overseas Service/DurationCape of Good Hope – 7 years 3 months
Mauritius – 8 years 2 months
Length of Service 21 years 26 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 30th July 1861 / Plymouth Devon England
Campaign Medals3rd Kaffir War Medal 1850-1853
Intended Residence at
Bristol England
Pension Districts1861 Bristol
1862 Bermuda
1863-1871 Western Australia
Pension Paid9d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
30th October 1862 Gravesend England (via Bermuda)
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
MERCHANTMAN 15th February 1863
Date/Place of Birthc1822 St. Martins Birmingham Warwick 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
BURK Ann or Hannah (nee LAPPLE)
c1829 Ireland
Date/Place of Marriage27th August 1859 Aldershot Hampshire England
Children by 1st WifeMargaret Jane B Not yet known
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 WifeMCGRATH Bernard – 106th Regiment
arrived “Racehorse” 1865
Date/Place of Marriage 1871 Perth Western Australia
Children by 2nd HusbandNot yet known
3rd Husband of Wife BAYLISS William (common law husband)
Date/Place of Marriage Not applicable
Children by 3rd HusbandNot yet known
Land Grants Western
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesPerth Gazette 18th December 1868 – page 2
Perth Gazette 29th December 1871 – page 2
Western Australian Times 6th February 1877 – page 2
The Herald 14th April 1877 – page 3
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial7th April 1871 Western Australia
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
30th January 1877 Western Australia
Not yet known
Will or ProbateWill SROWA Cons 3403/1871/398
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