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GEDDINGS / GIDINGS – George 28th and 61st Regiment

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28th Regiment North Gloucestershire Colour
61st South Gloucestershire Regiment
Crimean War Medal with Alma clasp
Turkish Crimea Medal
Died Perth Colonial Hospital
Regiment (s)28th and 61st Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 1289 – 28th Regiment
10 – 61st Regiment
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
27th June 1839 / 18 years / Devizes Wiltshire England
Description – Height
5 Ft 7 in
Sallow / Blue / Brown / None
Overseas Service/Duration


New South Wales – 1 year 163 days
East Indies – 7 years 208 days
Turkey – 6 months
Crimea – 1 year 8 months
Mauritius – 1 year 24 days
Length of Service21 years 106 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 11th October 1860 / Plymouth England
Campaign MedalsCrimea War Medal with Alma clasp
Turkish Crimea Medal
Intended Residence at
Devizes Wiltshire England
Pension Districts1860 Trowbridge
1860 2nd Portsmouth
1862 1st Portsmouth
1862 Tilbury
1862-1881 Western Australia
Pension Paid11d per diem
4th June 1878 Increased to 1/3d per diem for service to Enrolled Force in Western Australia
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
16th March 1862 Portland Dorset England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
NORWOOD 9th June 1862
Date/Place of Birth17th February 1821 Devizes Wiltshire England
Date/Place of Baptism29th April 1821 St Mary’s Chapel Independent Devizes Wiltshire England
Date/Place of Birth
B 1874/1875 Devizes Wiltshire England (Tentative)
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
19th July 1820 (Banns) Devizes Wiltshire England
SiblingsAll Baptised WILTSHIRE: Devizes, St Mary’s Chapel (Independent): Births & Baptisms Father Isaac Geddings Mother Mary Asher
Elizabeth b 23rd September 1823
Mary Ann b 4th January 1826
Sarah b 23 February 1828
Jane b 17 September 1830
Diana b 7 May 1833
Isaac b 17th June 1836
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
ROGERS Maria (formerly Mrs Daniel COLLINS and Mrs Mark Dore ROGERS nee Yates)
B 21st June 1832 Bombay India (Tentative)
bap 5th August 1832 (Tentative)
Date/Place of Marriage3rd September 1872 Fremantle Western Australia
Children by 1st WifeNone
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
UNKNOWN Charlotte (Tentative)
Not yet known
1st Husband of WifeCOLLINS Daniel – Honourable East India Company arrived on board “Clyde” 1863
B Not yet known
D Western Australia 17th March 1869
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children by 1st HusbandNot yet known
2nd Husband of WifeROGERS Mark Dore – 83rd Regiment arrived onboard “Sultana” 1859
B Not yet known
D Not yet known
Date/Place of Marriage3rd June 1869 Perth Western Australia
Children by 2nd HusbandNot yet known
Land Grants Western
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesNot yet known
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial7th October 1881 Colonial Hospital Perth Western Australia
8th October 1881 Church of England Section East Perth Cemeteries Western Australia (under name GIDDINGS)
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationGeorge Geddings was Maria’s third marriage after the death of her previous two husbands
British Army Worldwide Index
1841 George Geddings 1289 Private 28th Foot location Sydney New South Wales
1851 George Geddings 1289 Private 28th Foot location Manchester
1851 Census HO 107/2224 Salford Barracks Manchester
George Geddings unmarried age 29 a private in the 28th Army born Devizes Wiltshire
Discharge at own request having served upwards of 21 years