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FARRINGDON / FARRINGTON – Frederick James 2nd Regiment

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2nd Regiment
South Africa Medal
2nd China War Medal with Pekin & Taku Fort Clasps
Regiment (s)2nd Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 2070
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
25th February 1846 / 14 years 6 months / Chichester  Sussex England
Description – Height
5 Ft 9 in
Fresh / Grey / Red / None
Overseas Service/DurationCape of Good Hope – 8 years 6 months
China – 7 months
East Indies – 5 years 3 months
Length of Service22 years 29 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargeDrummer / 16th January 1872 / Not yet known
Campaign Medals1851-2-3 Kaffir War Medals
1860 China Medal with Taku Forts and Pekin clasps
Intended Residence at
Chichester Sussex England
Pension Districts1872 1st Portsmouth
1872 Cardiff
1872 Manchester
1873 Greenwich
1874-1881 Western Australia
Pension Paid1/0½d per diem
1887 Increased to 1/3d per diem for six years service Enrolled Force
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
1st November 1873 Gravesend England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
NAVAL BRIGADE 18th February 1874
Date/Place of Birthc1831 Subdeanery Chichester Sussex England
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
CHITTY Frances
c1841 Grahamstown South Africa
Date/Place of Marriage8th February1859 St George’s Cathedral Grahamstown Cape Colony South Africa
Witnesses Caleb and Mary Chitty (possible parents for Frances)
Children by 1st WifeEliza Harriet Ann B 9th August 1859
Bp 5th September 1859 St George’s Cathedral Grahamstown Cape Colony SA
William Henry B 1864 Not yet known
Possible birth registration 1st Quarter 1865 Shoreditch London England
D 15th August 1926 Fremantle WA (age 62)
Bur Karrakatta Cemetery WA
Doris Fran J Not yet known
Frederick James B 16th October 1868
Bp 20th October 1868 Aden
D 1873 Salford Lancashire England aged 5 years 3 months
Henry Howard Peltort B 18th June 1871
Bp 4 July 1871 Cantonment Church Belgaum Bombay India
M ATKIN Katherine 1890 Fremantle WA
M McLAREN Lavinia 1925 Perth WA
D 18th February 1948 East Perth WA
Bur Karrakatta Cemetery WA
Ellen Elizabeth B 16th May 1873 Cardiff Wales
M PRATT Orlando A. 23rd October 1901 Western Australia
D 4th October 1954 Mt. Henry Western Australia
bur Salvation Army Section Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
Annie Louisa B 1875 Fremantle Western Australia possible sames same person as Frances Louisa below
Frances Louisa B 1876
M CANNON John Thomas Fremantle 1904
D 23rd June 1942 Hilton Park WA
Bur Fremantle Cemetery
Harriett May B 1878 Fremantle Western Australia
D 1894 Western Australia
M HAYES Frederick 1915 Leederville WA
D 22nd February 1920, Bur Karrakatta Cemetery
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
21st July 1881 assigned Perth Town Lot E86 of 2 roods 16 perches between King and Stokes Streets East Perth
29th September 1883 Title Application Title 6/24
26th November 1883 Title issued
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesThe Daily News Saturday 14th February 1885 page 3 Meeting held after the death of Major General Gordon
The West Australian Thursday 24th October 1901 page 4 Pratt-Farringdon marriage
The West Australian Tuesday 12th November 1912 page 8 Obituary Frances Farringdon (mentions daughter Ruby who if it is the woman who died 1920 aged 27 was born 1893 long after the death of FJ, the second memorial notice of 1915 makes it certain , possibly put her age down)
The West Australian 18th February 1948 page Death Notice Henry brother of Mrs E Pratt
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial22nd August 1887 Western Australia
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
5th November 1912 Leederville Western Australia
Wesleyan Section Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide Index
1851 Frederick James Farringdon 2070 Drummer and Fifer 2nd foot location Clonmel Ireland
1861 James F Farringdon 2070 Drummer Fifer 1st Bn 2nd foot returned from Hong Kong
1871 Frederick Thomas (sic) Farrington (sic) Drummer Fifer or bugler 1st Bn 2nd foot location Belgaum India
November 1880 Frederick James Farringdon was on the nominated list for the Enrolled Guard (his name was listed as James F Farringdon). He was living at the number 2 barracks Fremantle with his wife and 5 children
10th April 1881 the principal warder of the Convict establishment inquired whether Private Farringdon (Drummer) would inflict punishment of 24 lashes on an inmate of the Convict Establishment. Captain Smith refused permission as it was the duty of a CE warder