DULSTON /DUNSON / DULSTONE – John 80th Regiment

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80th Regiment of Foot Staffordshire

NameDULSTON /DUNSON / DULSTONE – John
Regiment (s)80th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 434
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
30th August 1823 / 17 years / Wolverhampton Stafford England
Labourer
Description – Height
Complexion/Eyes/Hair/Scars
5 Ft 5¾ in
Dark / Hazel / Dark Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationMediterranean – 7 years
New South Wales Australia – 6 years 2 months
Length of Service18 years 333 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 25th July 1843 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
Discharge
Birmingham England
Pension Districts1843 Wolverhampton
1850-1854 Western Australia
1854-1871 South Australia
Pension Paid11d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
4th March 1850 Portsmouth Hampshire England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
SCINDIAN 1st June 1850
Date/Place of Birthc1805 Shifnal Shropshire England
Date/Place of Baptism7th December 1806 Shifnall Shropshire England
Father
Date/Place of Birth
DULSTONE John
Not yet known
Mother
Date/Place of Birth
UNKNOWN Sarah
Not yet known
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
LANE Fanny (Ann)
1797 Wolverhampton England
Date/Place of Marriage4th February 1850
Saints Peter and Paul Milton-next Gravesend Kent England
Children by 1st WifeNone known
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
LANE Thomas
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Marriage
Not yet known
Land Grants Western
Australia
Not applicable
Occupation after
Arrival
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesSouth Australian Register 1st December 1854 page 2 -arrival of Hamlet in South Australia
South Australian Register
30th October 1871 page 5 – death notice
Departure from Western
Australia
14th November 1854 left for South Australia per Hamlet – pension paid in South Australia until December 1871
Date/Place of Death/Burial29th October 1871 at his residence on North-Eastern Road Hampstead Adelaide South Australia
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Wife
Ann Dalston (sic) died 3rd July 1887 Adelaide SA age 90 years
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationGrew 3 inches by discharge date
After the arrival of the Scindian at Fremantle Captain Henderson wrote a report listing the rank name, trade or calling, rate of pension, date of enlistment for 5 months service, marital status, and number of children for each pensioner. Sometimes the trade of calling differed from that recorded at the time of attestation:
Private John Dulston, general labourer, 11d, 17th January, married.
In 1852 John Dulston in Toodyay applied for one weeks leave so that he could walk from Toodyay to Perth to visit his sick wife, however Captain Bruce made inquiries and found she was not seriously ill and refused the request. Dulston defied the order and Bruce had him struck off.
An inquest was held into John Dulston’s death and although he was in a very emaciated state it was found he died of natural causes.
Ann Dalston (sic) was admitted to the (Royal) Adelaide hospital 10th June 1872 age 76. She said she was married, Church of England and living at Gillies Plains, she had been born in Wolverhampton England had been 23 years in the Colony and had arrived on the Scindia (sic).