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GLADSTONE / GLADSTON – Robert 1st Regiment

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1st Regiment
Regiment (s)1st Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 1731
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
8th February 1828 / 19 years / York Yorkshire England
Millwright and Engineer
Description – Height
5 Ft 10 in
Fair / Light Blue / Light Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationCanada – 2 years 7 months
Length of Service21 years 326 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 27th December 1849 / London England
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
Not stated
Pension Districts1850 1st East London
1853 Western Australia
28th May 1857 transferred to Melbourne  but never paid in Melbourne
1st  July 1857- December 1864 paid in South Australia  (not paid after December 1864 and struck off pension roll)
Pension Paid10d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
2nd February 1853 Portsmouth England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
PYRENEES 30th April 1853
Date/Place of Birth1809 St Falkman’s (sic) Derby Derbyshire England
Date/Place of Baptismbap 3rd March 1809 St Alkmunds Derby Derbyshire England
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Date/Place of Birth
UNKNOWN Elizabeth
Not yet known
Not yet known
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
c1808 or 1814 Dublin Ireland
Date/Place of Marriage30th June 1833 St Leonard’s Shoreditch  Middlesex England
Children by 1st WifeElizabeth Mary B 26th May 1832
bap 10th June 1832 St Botolph Aldgate London England
M JOYNER James 27th June 1852 Stepney London England
D 16th May 1894 Forrest Hill Victoria Australia
bur Box Hill Cemetery Melbourne Victoria
Mary Anne B c1836 Aldgate London England
M BRIGGS George Francis 5th February 1854 Port Gregory Western Australia
D 19th June 1885 Ringwood Victoria Australia
bur Boroondara Cemetery Victoria Australia
George Dixon B Oct-Dec 1839 St Margaret Westminster London England
M O’DONNELL Anne 1866 Victoria
D 7th March 1919 South Melbourne Victoria
Robert B 15th December 1846 Whitechapel  London England
bap 28th May 1848 Royal Military Chapel St James Park London
D Not yet known
William B 17th March 1848 Whitechapel London England
bap 28th May 1848 Royal Military Chapel St James Park London
bur 10th December 1851 St George’s (Wesleyan) East London England
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
Port Gregory 3 acres – abandoned
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesAdelaide Observer  (SA : 1843 ­ 1904) 7th March 1857 page 5
20th March 1858 page 8
Bacchus Marsh Express (Victoria: 1866 – 1918) Saturday 11th July 1885 page 2
Age (Melbourne Victoria: 1854 – 1954) 27th November 1876 page 4:17th May 1894 page 1 and 8
21st April 1911 page 1: 8th March 1919 page 7
Reporter (Box Hill Victoria: 1889 – 1918) 25th May 1894 page2
Departure from Western
July 1857 left Western Australia with son per C.W. Bradley
Date/Place of Death/Burial8th February 1866 Edeowie Flinders Ranges South Australia (Tentative)
bur Edeowie Cemetery (located on Edeowie Station) South Australia (Tentative)
Date/Place of Death/Burial
bur 28th November 1876 Boroondara Cemetery Kew Melbourne Victoria (WES A 0264)
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide Index
1841 Robert Gladstone 1731 Private 1st Foot guards 2nd Bn location Quebec
Discharge at his own request
Robert Gladstone was one of the pensioners assigned to the convict barracks at Port Gregory (Lynton) who along with their families suffered greatly from the inhospitable area they were allocated adjacent to a salt lake. The pensioners were housed in tents and suffered from want of provisions. When Port Gregory was abandoned some of the pensioners chose to settle in Champion Bay and were allocated pensioner lots at Greenough but apparently Robert and family returned to Perth and subsequently moved to the Eastern States.
M(rs?) Gladstone and son departed Fremantle 30th January 1857 arriving Adelaide 1st March 1857.
Mrs Gladstone, George age 19 and Robert age 12 departed Adelaide 3rd March on the White Swan arriving Melbourne 3rd March 1857 while Robert remained in South Australia
Robert Gladstone departed Fremantle 27th June 1857 on the CW Bradley arriving Adelaide July 3rd.
Robert had a stoppage of £22/10/- for the repayment of the passage money and received no pension from 1862.