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FELTHAM – James Frederick Octavius 65th Regiment

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Six soldiers of 65th Regiment L_R Bugler James Kendrick (another source identifies him a Bugler Austin), Company Sergeant-Major (another source identifies him as Colour Sergeant) William Acheson, Private Tobin, Lance-Corporal John Lennox, Sergeant Feltham and Sergeant (another source identifies him as Corporal) John Russell. Ref: 1/2-025608-F. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand
65th Regiment Yorkshire North Riding
New Zealand Medal 2nd MAORI WAR 1861
NameFELTHAM – James Frederick Octavius
Regiment (s)65th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 2448
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
4th December 1845 / 19 years / Bruton Somerset England
Description – Height
5 Ft 8 in
Fresh / Hazel / Fair / None
Overseas Service/DurationAustralian Colonies – 19 years 6 months
New Zealand 18th May 1846-11 September 1865
Length of Service21 years 36 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargeSergeant /24th December 1866 / Aldershot England
Campaign MedalsEntitled to New Zealand Medal
Intended Residence at
Devonport Devon England
Pension Districts1867 2nd Plymouth
1867 Tilbury
1867-1905 Western Australia
Pension Paid1/5d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
18th April 1867 Portland England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
NORWOOD 13th July 1867
Date/Place of Birthc1826 Stourton Mere Wiltshire England WO 97
27th January 1828 British Civil Service Evidence of Age
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
SiblingsNot yet known
2nd Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
1856 Limerick Ireland
Date/Place of Marriage1875 Fremantle Western Australia
Children by 2nd WifeAlicia Ann B 19th April 1876 Fremantle Western Australia
M STOKES John 19th June 1899 Norseman Western Australia (recorded as Letitia Annie)
D 21st May 1950 Hilton Park Western Australia
bur Anglican Section Fremantle Cemetery Western Australia
Ellen May B 25th May 1879 Fremantle Western Australia
M BEST Frederick Herbert 1902 Fremantle Western Australia (recorded as May Ellen)
Frederick Octavius B 1880 Fremantle Western Australia
M BATTARD Roseline 1905 Fremantle Western Australia
D 27th May 1918 South Fremantle Western Australia
bur Anglican Section Fremantle Cemetery Western Australia
Father of  2nd Wife
Date/Place of Birth
1826, Trough, near Limerick, County Clare, Ireland
Mother of 2nd Wife
Date/Place of Birth
1836 Ireland
30 October 1855, St. John’s Limerick City, Limerick, Ireland
Land Grants Western
Occupation after
1868-1879 Employed Convict department as temporary Assistant warder in various locations around Perth also Bunbury and Australind see Barker
Newspaper ArticlesThe Herald Saturday 13th May 1876 page 2 Birth of child
The Herald Saturday 31st May 1879 page 2 Birth of child
West Australian Friday 28th February 1902 page 4 Funeral Notice Catherine Feltham
The Western Mail Saturday 11th November 1905 page 19 Obituary James Feltham
The West Australian Thursday 30th May 1918 page 6 Death of Frederick Feltham
Departure from Western
Not Applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial31st October 1905 Fremantle Western Australia
Anglican Section Fremantle Cemetery Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
28th February 1902 Fremantle Western Australia
Roman Catholic Section Fremantle Cemetery Western Australia
Will or ProbateSROWA Cons 3403/1905/200 James Frederick Feltham
Will made 13th September 1901 whereby he left his estate valued at £477/19/6 to his 2nd wife and their 3 children -his first wife and children (if any) were unknown.( Catherine had predeceased him in 1902)
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide Index
1851 James Feltham 2448 Private 65th Foot location Wellington NZ
1861 James Feltham 2448 Corporal 65th Foot location Auckland NZ
Discharge at own request having served 21 years.
The newspapers have many accounts of both the Feltham girls fine singing voices and their regular performances at concerts and entertainments.
At the time of her brother Frederick’s death Ellen May Best was living in America –see death notice