HARRIS – Thomas 40th Regiment

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Name HARRIS – Thomas
Regiment (s) 40th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 741
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
2nd April 1834 / 18 years 6 months / Rochester Kent England
Labourer
Description – Height
Complexion/Eyes/Hair/Scars
5 Ft 11 in
Fresh / Grey / Light Brown / None
Overseas Service/Duration East Indies – 10 Years 6 months
Length of Service 23 years 16 days
Rank/Date/Place of Discharge Private / 6th June 1857 / Belfast Ireland
Campaign Medals Afghanistan Medal (1841-42) with Candahar Ghuznee and Cabul clasps
Gwalior Campaign Star (1843)
Intended Residence at
Discharge
St Thomas Oxford Oxfordshire England
Pension Districts 1857 Oxford
1859-1864 Western Australia
Pension Paid 11d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
26th May 1859 Plymouth Devon England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
SULTANA 19th August 1859
Date/Place of Birth 1816 Oxford Oxfordshire England
Date/Place of Baptism Not yet known
Father
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Mother
Date/Place of Birth
Marriage
Not yet known
Siblings Not yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
Did not marry
Date/Place of Marriage Not applicable
Children by 1st Wife Not applicable
Land Grants Western
Australia
None
Occupation after
Arrival
Not yet known
Newspaper Articles Not yet known
Departure from Western
Australia
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial 14th December 1864 Western Australia
Church of England Section East Perth Cemeteries Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Wife
Not applicable
Will or Probate None known
Further Information The Gwalior Star is a 6 pointed medal made of bronze from cannons captured  during the battle and has a silver disc in the middle dated 29 December 1843 and the battle name of either  Maharajpore or Punniar. The reverse has the name of the soldier and the regiment.