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DAVIDSON – James 1st and 82nd Regiment

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1st FOOT Grenadier Guards Cap Badge
82nd Regiment of Foot Prince of Wales


NameDAVIDSON – James
Regiment (s)1st and 82nd Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 1228 – 1st Regiment
2066 – 82nd Regiment
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
25th September 1831 / 21 years 2 months / Glasgow Lanarkshire Scotland
Description – Height
5 Ft 6½ in
Dark / Hazel / Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationWest Indies – 5 years 253 days
Canada – 10 years 211 days
Length of Service21 years 18 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 28th September 1852 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
Inverness Scotland or Cardiff Wales
Pension Districts1852 Wales East
1854-1857 Western Australia
1857-1860 South Australia
1860-1861 Victoria
1861-1879 South Australia
Pension Paid1/0d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
5th May 1854 Plymouth England via Gibraltar
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
RAMILLIES 7th August 1854
Date/Place of Birthc1811 Wick Caithness Scotland
Date/Place of Baptism26 June 1811 Wick Caithness Scotland
Date/Place of Birth
Possible DAVIDSON John
Date/Place of Birth
Possible COGILL Janet
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
Not yet known
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
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
Land Grants Western
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesNot yet known
Departure from Western
1857 to South Australia
1860 to Victoria Possibly on the Lady Bird departing Adelaide 7 April 1860
1871 to South Australia
Date/Place of Death/BurialNot yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide index 1841 James is with the 2nd Battalion 1st Foot located at London Canada
1851 James Davidson 2066 location Portsmouth
Discharge: due to Chronic rheumatism and worn out.
In the 1851 Census HO/107/1658/780 St. Thomas Portsea Island Portsmouth Hampshire James is a single man
WO22 for South Australia shows £8.12.0 being repaid in Fremantle for passage.
WO22/252 1863-1870 he is being paid South Australia see Jos Davidson
WO correspondence to Adelaide dated 22nd March 1883