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DOTSON – James 7th and 2nd Dragoon Guards

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7th Regiment
2nd Dragoons – Royal Scots Greys – A mounted soldier, his field cap, collar badge, shoulder strap, bearskin headdress badge (back) and field cap badge…
NameDOTSON – James
Regiment (s)7th and 2nd Dragoon Guards
Regiment Number (s) 601
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
22nd April 1836 / 21 years / Dublin Dublin Ireland
Description – Height
5 Ft 11 in
Swarthy / Grey / Brown / Mole on the right breast
Overseas Service/DurationNone
Length of Service18 years 220 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargeCorporal / 26 October 1854/ Dundalk Louth Ireland
Campaign MedalsNot yet known
Intended Residence at
London England
Pension Districts1855 1st Liverpool
1856 2nd Liverpool
1856-1857 Western Australia
1857 South Australia
1857 New South Wales
1874 Victoria not paid as he was unable to get work transferred to SA
1874-1893 South Australia
Pension Paid9d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
5th June 1856 Plymouth England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
RUNNYMEDE 7th September 1856
Date/Place of Birthc1815 Gouran Kilkenny 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
Possible: CUTHBERT Emily
B 1815
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children by 1st WifePossible: Henry (Dodson)
1st October 1845 St Paul’s Arran Quay Dublin Ireland
Father James DODSON mother Emily CUTHBURT
D 21st March 1906 aged 59 Adelaide SA
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
Not applicable
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesNot yet known
Departure from Western
1857 to South Australia per SW Bradley 10 March 1857
1857 to New South Wales
1874 to South Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial3rd August 1893 Glanville South Australia
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Possible: DOTSON Emily 30 December 1897 Port Adelaide SA
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide Index
1841 Corporal James Dolton stationed at Edinburgh and Sheffield
1851 Corporal James Dolton Stationed at York
Discharge due to extensive varicose veins in his right leg and thigh.
1851 Census HO 107/2355/605/4 York
James Dotson said he was married
19th March 1874 James Dotson wrote to the paymaster of Pensioners Melbourne requesting he forward his transfer certificate to Adelaide as he was unable to get employment in Victoria (NAA B2714 Roll 2 Vol 3)

James Dotson was admitted to the Royal Adelaide hospital twice:
18th April 1878 age 68 (born 1810) single RC residing in Gray Street born Kilkenny Ireland he had been 22 years in the Colony and had arrived on the Runnymeade (sic)
26 May 1884 age 75 (born 1809)married RC residing at Blackwood and working as a shepherd, born Ireland and had been 28 years in the Colony arriving in the Runnymeade (sic)
Also admitted to the hospital was Henry Dotson on 6 July 1903 age 56 (born 1847) single RC residing Grunthal a labourer born Ireland and had been 20 years in the Colony having arrived on the Rumamede (sic)
An Emily Dotson widow died age 87 (born 1815) Port Adelaide 3 August 1893