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Rifle Brigade Cap Badge
NameDINNING – James
Regiment (s)Rifle Brigade 1st Battalion
Regiment Number (s) 564
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
8th July 1825 / 17 years /  Belfast Antrim Ireland
Description – Height
5 Ft 5 ½ in
Dark / Black / Black / None
Overseas Service/DurationNorth America – 11 years
Length of Service21 years 111 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargeBugler (Private) / 26th October 1847 / Chatham Kent England.
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
Chatham Kent England
Pension Districts1847 Chatham
1848 South London
1849 Salisbury
1850 South London
1853 – 57 West Australia
1857 – 1863 Melbourne
1863 – 70 Auckland
1871 – 78 Auckland New Zealand
Pension Paid1/0d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
2nd February 1853 Portsmouth England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
PYRENEES 30th April 1853
Date/Place of BirthB c1808 Caledon Armagh 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
Date/Place of MarriageUnknown
Children by 1st WifeUnknown
Land Grants Western
Occupation after
1853 appointed Assistant Warder Convict Establishment
Newspaper ArticlesAdelaide Times (SA 1848-1858) Thursday 12th March 1857 page 2
Bay of Plenty Times 12th July 1883 page 3 Advertisement for Administration
Departure from Western
Departed by unknown ship in 1857
Date/Place of Death/Burial1882 Opotiki New Zealand
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not applicable
Will or ProbateLetters of Administration Wellington NZ
In July 1883 Robert Chisenhall HAMERTON and Loftus RICHARDS were appointed by the Supreme Court of New Zealand to administer the real and personal estate of J Denning/Dinning of Opotiki Pensioner deceased
Further InformationBritish army Worldwide Index
1841 James Dinning 564 Bugler Rifle Brigade 1st Bn Depot location Weedon, Chester and Dublin
Discharge due to being worn out
James Dinning enlisted in the 1st Waikato Regiment (New Zealand Maori War) on 1st September 1863 at Castlemaine Victoria. He said he was a pensioner aged 32 (he was c52) born Catterdun (sic) Tyrone Ireland, a married man height 5’8” and sailed for New Zealand in the Star of India
If he was married his wife did not turn up on the passenger list for the Star of India She may have remained in Victoria to a later date death not found in either Victoria or New Zealand