HARRIS – Thomas 40th Regiment

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NameHARRIS – 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/DurationEast Indies – 10 Years 6 months
Length of Service23 years 16 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 6th June 1857 / Belfast Ireland
Campaign MedalsAfghanistan Medal (1841-42) with Candahar Ghuznee and Cabul clasps
Gwalior Campaign Star (1843)
Intended Residence at
Discharge
St Thomas Oxford Oxfordshire England
Pension Districts1857 Oxford
1859-1864 Western Australia
Pension Paid11d 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 Birth1816 Oxford Oxfordshire England
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Father
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Mother
Date/Place of Birth
Marriage
Not yet known
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
Did not marry
Date/Place of MarriageNot applicable
Children by 1st WifeNot applicable
Land Grants Western
Australia
None
Occupation after
Arrival
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesNot yet known
Departure from Western
Australia
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial14th December 1864 Western Australia
Church of England Section East Perth Cemeteries Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Wife
Not applicable
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationThe 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.