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EVANS – Thomas 25th 1st Battalion and 43rd Regiment

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25th Regiment King’s Own Scottish Borderers
43rd Regiment
NameEVANS – Thomas
Regiment (s)25th 1st Battalion and 43rd Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 1640 / 1892 / 3525
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
2nd February 1841 / 18 years / Worcester Worcestershire
Description – Height
5 Ft 6¾ in
Sallow / Hazel  / Dark Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationEast Indies – 19 years 2 months
Length of Service21 years 49 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargeCorporal / 15th July 1862 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
Hereford Herefordshire England
Pension DistrictsChatham 1862-1866
Western Australia 1866 – 1871
Pension Paid1/1½d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
7th April 1866 Portland Dorset England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
BELGRAVIA 4th July 1866
Date/Place of Birth1823 St Peter Hereford Herefordshire
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Date/Place of Birth
EVANS Benjamin
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
1824 (from marriage certificate)
Date/Place of Marriage13th February 1855 Cannanore, Madras, India (soldier in 25th Regiment)
Children by 1st WifeSophia Maria B 16th September 1853 Madras India
bap 20th September 1853 Madras India
Illegitimate daughter of Ann and Thomas both present as parents at baptism
M FLYNN Timothy 26th December 1868 Western Australia
D 9th February 1918 Subiaco Western Australia
bur Roman Catholic Section Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
Benjamin Thomas B 12th September 1855 Madras India
bap 25th September 1855 Bangalore Madras India
D 14th August 1856 Bangalore Madras India
bur 15th August 1856 Bangalore Madras India
Amelia Elizabeth B 29th August 1857 Madras India
bap 7th October 1857 Madras India
M ALLPIKE John 11th April 1882 Western Australia
D 16th April 1909 West Perth Western Australia
bur Anglican Section Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
Frederick Henry B 9th January 1861 Madras India
bap 6th February 1861 Madras India
D 14th March 1861 Pallavaram India
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
RYAN Henry
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
1st Husband of WifeMcCLOUSKEY Robert
D 17th March 1849 Fort William (of the 25th regiment) age 32
Date/Place of MarriageNo marriage found for Ann Ryan and Robert McClouskey and her name varies from Ann to Mary. The name Ryan is in the Baptism of Sarah Ann 1846 and a Margaret McClouskey appears as a sponsor several times. Robert was also with the 25th and it was the policy for widows to marry within the regiment.
Children by 1st HusbandLavinia Jane
B 5th November 1844 bp 6th November 1844 Madras
D 5th February 1848 age 3 Cannanore Bangalore (father Robert mother Mary Ann)
Sarah Ann
B31 December 1846 bp 13th January 1847
D 26th October 1849 age 2 years 10 months (Father Robert mother Mary)
Sarah Ann
B 6th October 1850
D 8th January 1852 age 1 year 3 months 26 days
3rd Husband of WifeGREENWAY John
Date/Place of Marriage1873
Children by 3rd HusbandNone known
Land Grants Western
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesMarch 1883 Fremantle Herald provides details of inquest into Ann Greenway’s death
The Inquirer and Commercial News Wed 7 Mar 1883, Page 5, “Sudden Death in a Railway Carriage” and obituary notes
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial6th July 1871 Fremantle Western Australia
Skinner Street Cemetery Fremantle Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
4th or 10th March 1883 on train
Skinner Street Cemetery Fremantle Western Australia (newspaper reports buried next to 1st husband Thomas Evans)
Will or ProbateNone known
Further Information1841 Muster & Pay List or Census Stirling, Glasgow & Fort George, 1st Bn, 1st Foot [WO12-1911]

1851 Muster & Pay List or Census Bangalore, India 25th Foot [WO12-4200]

Volunteered for the 43rd Regiment 1st March 1855 just after his marriage

1861 Muster & Pay List or Census Fort St George, Madras, India  43rd Foot [WO12-5616]

1862 Discharge : “Febris Intermittens. This man was much exhausted during the hot weather campaign in Central India in 1858-59, during which he contracted Malarious fever. He is subject ever since to frequent relapses, and also suffers from Rheumatic pains; his strength is failing and he is unfit for duty. His disability is attributable to the effects of climate and severe field duty, and it has not been aggravated by vice, intemperance or misconduct.” Four good conduct badges

2nd June 1870 purchase of Fremantle Town Lot 474: may not be Thomas Evans of the 43rd Regiment as regiment is not identified