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21st Regiment
24th Regiment South Wales Borderers cap badge


NameCOSS – John
Regiment (s)21st and 24th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 646 – 21st Regiment
2923 – 24th Regiment
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
4th May 1827 / 18 years / Maryborough Queens Ireland
Description – Height
5 Ft 8 in
Fresh / Blue / Fair / None
Overseas Service/DurationVan Diemen’s Land – 6 years 6 months
East Indies – 12 years 5 months
Length of Service24 Years 362 days
21st foot 3 May 1827-31 October 1847
24th Foot 1 November 1847-22 June 1852
Corporal 10 February 1842-18 May 1843
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 22nd June 1852 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
Mountrath Queens Ireland
Pension Districts1852 Maryborough
1852 Leeds
1853 Halifax
1854 1st Plymouth
1855-1857 Western Australia
1857-1896 Tasmania
Pension Paid1/2d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
5th February 1855 Plymouth England via Cape of Good Hope
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
STAG 23rd May 1855
Date/Place of Birthc1809 Clonenagh Queens Ireland
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
WALSH Ellen or Elana or Hellena
c1807 Not yet known
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children by 1st WifeMaria B 1835 Hobart Tasmania
bap 9th September 1834 Hobart Tasmania
M HOLLAND Edward 15th July 1851 Wizeerabad, Bengal
(Lance Corporal 24th regiment)
D 20th October 1860 Ferozepore, Bengal, India
Bridget B 1836 Hobart Tasmania
M DURRANT Edward 27th August 1849 Agra India
D 17th December 1901 Roorkee Bengal India
Ann B 3rd October 1842 India
bap 19th October 1842 Dinapore India
William B 1844 Kamptee India
D 11st August 1846 Agra India
bur Agra India
John B 7th April 1847 India
bap 25th April 1847 Cawnpore Bengal India
D 5th July 1847 Cawnpore India
bur Cawnpore India
Margaret B 2nd September 1848 Agra India
bap 12th September 1848 Agra India
M 1st WINZENBERG Ernest 2nd June 1885 St. Andrew Hobart Tasmania
M 2nd KERRISON Henry Albert 20th December 1898 Lyell Tasmania
D 21st February 1918 Hobart, Tasmania formerly of Devonport
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
Occupation after
Policeman in Tasmania
Newspaper ArticlesInquirer and Commercial News Wednesday 15th October 1856 – page 3
The Tasmanian Daily News
Tuesday 20th October 1857 – page 2
The Mercury Hobart
Monday 28th December 1891 – page 1
The Mercury Hobart
Saturday 18th July 1896 – page
Departure from Western
12th October 1856 per “Frances” (Ellen COSS)
Date/Place of Death/Burial11th July 1896 Macquarie Street Hobart Tasmania
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
27th December 1891 Bathurst Street Hobart Tasmania
Cornelian Bay Cemetery Tasmania
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationUnfit for further service due to being worn out from long service.
1841 British Army Worldwide index
John Coss, 646, Private 21 foot location Dinapore, Bengal, India
1851 British Army Worldwide index
John Coss, 2923/646 21st , 24th , Private, Location Wazirabad, Pakistan
Timeline for 1st Battalion 21st regiment 1827-1847
1827 Embarked for England from West Indies, arrived Isle of Wight, marched to Windsor and furnished the duties at the castle.
1828 Removed from Windsor to Portsmouth, marched to Bath and thence to Bristol, embarked for Ireland
1831 Marched to Dublin – embarked for England
1832 Removed to Chatham
1833 Embarked for NSW, by detachment as Guards over convicts
1839 Embarked from Hobart town for the East Indies, arrived at Calcutta
1840 Removed to Dinapore
1843 Marched to Kamptee
1846 Removed to Agra
1847 Removed to Cawnpore, thense to Calcutta.
1848 Embarked for England. Those in the ranks were open to volunteering to other regiments.
Page 31 of The Historical Records and Regimental memoir of The Regimental Scots Fusiliers by James Clark.
AJCP reel 466/87 part 2 Folio 233
Proceedings of a Court of Inquiry into complaints by the wives of the Pensioner Guard on the Stag into the conduct of the Super Intendent Surgeon Caldwell. Not mentioned.