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COLLEGE – James 12th Regiment 2nd Battalion

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12th Suffolk Regiment Cap Badge
South Africa Medal


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 (in transit)
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 WifeNot 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 WifeBAYLISS William (common law husband)
Date/Place of MarriageNot applicable
Children by 3rd HusbandNot yet known
Land Grants Western
Occupation after
Temporary Assistant Warder Champion Bay Depot 21.1.1664 £52 pa
Newspaper ArticlesPerth Gazette 18th December 1868 – page 2 Ann drunk
Perth Gazette 29th December 1871 – page 2 Assault by Bernard McGrath
Western Australian Times 6th February 1877 – page 2 Death of Ann McGrath
Also WA Times 9th February 1877 Inquest into death of Ann McGrath
The Herald 14th April 1877 – page 3 Trial of William Bayliss for the manslaughter of Ann McGrath
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 Banjup Western Australia
Not yet known
Will or ProbateCons 3403/1871/398
Will of James College who died 7 April 1871
This is the last will and testament of James College of Perth in Western Australia and a military pensioner.
I devise and bequeath all the real and personal estate to which I shall be entitled at the time of my decease unto my wife Ann College absolutely. And I appoint my said wife sole executrix of this my will hereby revoking all other testamentary writings…whereof I have herewith [set] my hand this 6th day of November 1869.
Signed James College
Witnesses: GW Leake, Perth, Sol[icitor]
GL Brown, his clerk
Ann made an Oath of Executrix on 15 May 1871
Further InformationDischarge at own request after 21 years service.
British Army Worldwide Index
1841 James College 1502 Private 12th Foot location Depot Paisley and Sunderland
1861 James College 1502 Private 2nd Btn 12th Foot location Plymouth
1861 Census James College age 39 is a serving soldier with the 2/12th Regiment living at Horfield Barracks Gloucestershire, born St Martins Warwick. Hannah College age 32 is a visitor in the home of James Thompson (Chelsea Pensioner) ‘near the pound’ Horfield Gloucestershire, she was born Ireland
Merchantman Surgeon Superintendent’s Report: Conduct on voyage: James College ‘Good’ except 23 Jan James College reported by Sergt Maj Smith for being late of watch and insolence 2 days liquor stopped.
Mrs College Very Good (no children)