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91st Regiment Argyllshire
79th Regiment – Camerons
1884 Died in Harness
South Africa Medal
British Crimea Medal (Balaclava & Sebastopol Clasps)
Turkish Crimea Medal
Indian Mutiny Medal
NameGARDINER – Thomas
Regiment (s)91st and 79th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 1330 / 3743
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
2nd March 1841 / 15 years 9 months / Glasgow Lanarkshire Scotland
Cotton Spinner
Description – Height
5 Ft 6 in
Fresh / Grey / Dark Brown / Flat footed
Overseas Service/DurationCape of Good Hope – 6 years 7 months
Turkey and Crimea – 1 year 9 months
India – 6 years 4 months
Length of Service21 years 74 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 4th October 1864 / Netley Hampshire England
Campaign MedalsSouth Africa Medal (2nd & 3rd Kaffir Wars 1846-1853)
Crimea Medal with Balaclava and Sebastopol Clasps
Turkish Crimea Medal
Indian Mutiny Medal
Intended Residence at
Glasgow Lanarkshire Scotland
Pension Districts1864 – 2nd Glasgow
Pension Paid1/0d per diem
1881 increased to 1/6d per diem for service to Enrolled Force
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 Birth1st January 1824 Lanark Lanarkshire Scotland (tentative)
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
Not yet known
Date/Place of Marriage14th October 1869 Perth Western Australia
ChildrenOne son and two daughters: birthdates and names not yet known (WA Bicentennial Dictionary)
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
North Fremantle Lot 95 – 1 acre
27th September 1883 Title Application
26th November 1883 Title issued 6/71
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesObituaries and Death Notices:
West Australian
 7th June 1884
Inquirer and Commercial News 11th and 18th June 1884
Daily News 12th June 1884
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial5th June 1884 Colonial Hospital Perth Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not yet known
Will or ProbateLetters of Administration 4th September 1884
Probate declared 1884 Supreme Court of Western Australia
WA SRO reference: Cons. 3458 Item 1884-047
Further Information1841 Muster & Pay List or Census Mullingar & Templemore, Ireland [WO 12/9274]

1851 Muster & Pay List or Census Liverpool, England [WO 12/9287]

1861 Muster & Pay List or Census Ferozepore, India [WO12-8432]

Discharge: Rheumatism in back. Worn out from length of service and effects of campaigns in Crimea, India and Africa. Four good conduct badges.

Appointed Lance Corporal Enrolled Guard 29th September 1881