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GORDON – James Royal Artillery 8th 2nd and 10th Battery

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Royal Artillery Badge
Dies Mt Eliza Depot
NameGORDON – James
Regiment (s)Royal Artillery 8th 2nd and 10th Battalions
Regiment Number (s) 1725
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
30th May 1825 / 22 years / Glasgow Lanarkshire Scotland
Description – Height
5 Ft 8 in
Fair / Blue / Light Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationCorfu – 10 years 3 months
Length of Service21 years 196 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargeGunner and Driver / 13th October 1846 / Woolwich Kent England
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
Not yet known
Pension Districts2nd Edinburgh
1851 Western Australia
Pension Paid1/0d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
16th July 1851 Plymouth England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
MINDEN 14th October 1851
Date/Place of Birthc1803 West Kirk Midlothian Scotland
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
c1818 Not yet known
Date/Place of Marriage7 October 1838/Place unknown
Children by 1st WifeNot yet known
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
Occupation after
Convict Establishment Night Warder 27 July 1852 – 9 August 1853
1869 Collector of Grass Tree fuel
Newspaper ArticlesThe Herald Saturday 17 April 1869 page 3: Lost in bush
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial1st August 1875 Mount Eliza Depot Western Australia
Church of England Section East Perth Cemeteries Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
6th October 1875 Colonial Hospital Perth Western Australia
Church of England Section East Perth Cemeteries Western Australia
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide Index:
1841 James Gordon Gunner and driver, 2Bn Royal Artillery 6th Company location Woolwich.
Discharge due to chronic rheumatism
In the 1851 Census James a pensioner age 47 and Mary Ann (35) Gordon are living at The House of Refuge and Night Refuge (Queensberry House) Canongate Midlothian Scotland
The exact date of James’s marriage was found in the papers attached to his WO97, unfortunately it does not give his wife’s name or the place of marriage but it is very possible it was at Corfu. The 1851 Census said Edinburgh but that is unlikely as it is not registered.
On the 22nd March 1869 James Gordon was lost in the bush while out collecting Xanthorrhoeas. His wife reported him missing when he did not return by nightfall. After a search covering about 50 miles he was located on the 25th lying in an exhausted state beside the Clarence Road having been without sustenance for three days. He was transported back to Fremantle.
Possibly birth 1803 Edinburgh Parish, Edinburgh Midlothian, Scotland mother Mary Dunn father William Gordon