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77th Regiment
NameFORBES – James
Regiment (s)77th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 1215
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
17th January 1839 / 20 years / Galway Barracks Galway Ireland
Description – Height
5 Ft 6½ in
Fresh / Hazel / Dark Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationMediterranean – 1 year 3 months
Jamaica – 3 years
North America – 2 years 2 months
Length of Service10 years 75 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 10th April 1849 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
Not yet known
Pension Districts1849 Southampton
1851 Tilbury Fort
1851-1851 Western Australia
Pension Paid6d per diem – Temporary for 2 years 6 months until 1st November 1852
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
13th March 1851 Portland England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
PYRENEES 28th June 1851
Date/Place of Birthc March 1819 Neil Ballinrobe Mayo Ireland
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
FIELDER Elizabeth Eleanor
7th January 1817 England
3rd February 1817 Royal Mile Greenwich Kent England
Royal Hill St Alfege Greenwich Kent England
Date/Place of Marriage10th May 1849 All Saints Southampton Hampshire England
Children by 1st WifeNone
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
UNKNOWN Jane Elizabeth
Not yet known
2nd Husband of WifeCLARE or CLARA Jonas
Date/Place of Marriage1855 Fremantle Western Australia
Children by 2nd HusbandNone
Land Grants Western
Not applicable
Occupation after
14th July 1852 Appointed night warder Convict Establishment dismissed 16th August 1852
Newspaper ArticlesNot yet known
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial1st May 1855 Fremantle Western Australia
Skinner Street, St Patrick’s Roman Catholic Cemetery Fremantle Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
1861 Fremantle Western Australia
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide Index
1841 James Forbes 1215 Private 77th Foot Depot Chatham Kent
Discharge due to repeated attacks of pulmonary disease
1841 Census HO 107/489/14/20/8 Chatham Barracks.
James Forbes a soldier age 20 born Ireland is with his regiment at the Chatham Barracks
6th July -12th July 1851 James Forbes was on the sick list for ‘intermitted fever’ during the voyage of the Pyrenees