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DUTHIE – John 95th Regiment

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95th Regiment Derbyshire Uniform
Indian Mutiny Medal with Central India Clasp
British Crimea Medal (Alma Balaclava Sebastopol Clasps)
NameDUTHIE – John
Regiment (s)95th Regiment
Regiment No (s) 1667
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
25th Jul 1845 / 17 years 2 months / Saxby Leicester England
Brush Maker
Description – Height
5 ft 5¾ in
Fair / Hazel / Dark Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationChina – 3 years 8 months
Crimea – 2 years 3 months
India – 9 years 4 months
Length of Service21 years 18 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 11th June 1867 / Netley Hampshire England
Campaign MedalsCrimean War Medal with Alma Balaklava and Sebastopol Clasps
Indian Mutiny Medal 1857-59 with Central India Clasp
Intended Residence at
Westminster London England
Pension Districts1867 2nd West London
1867 Tilbury Fort
1868 – 1875 Western Australia
Pension Paid1/0d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
12th October 1867 Portland England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
HOUGOUMONT 9th January 1868
Date/Place of Birthc1828 All Saints Newcastle-on-Tyne Northumberland England
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet Unknown
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet Unknown
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet Unknown
SiblingsNot yet Unknown
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
Not yet Unknown
Date/Place of Marriage
Children by 1st SpouseNot yet Known
Land Grants Western
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesInquirer and Commercial News Perth Wednesday 14th July 1875 – page 2
The Herald Saturday 19 June 1875 page 3 Inquest
The Herald Saturday 7 May 1870 page 3 charged with forging and uttering
Departure from Western
Not Applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial17th June 1875 Western Australia drowned in Swan River
Date/Place of Death/Burial –
 Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone Located
Further InformationJohn Duthie’s WO 97 said he was present at the action at Alma, Inkerman and Sebastopol, however the medal rolls say he was awarded a Crimean medal with clasps for Alma, Balaclava and Sebastopol.
British Army, Worldwide Index:
1851 John Duthie 1667 private location Winchester and Portsmouth
1861 John Duthie 1667 private location Poona East Indies
Discharge due to Chronic Rheumatism.
Awarded silver medal for good conduct and long service.
In the 1851 Census John Duthie is at the Anglesey Barracks Portsea, Portsmouth Hampshire England.
A single man age 22 a soldier of the 95th regiment, born Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland.
17th June 1875 John Duthie drowned when he fell out of a small boat crossing the Swan River near Fremantle while in the company of John Brotchie, master of the cutter Arabian.