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10th Regiment Lincolnshire
Punjab Medal no clasp
NameHUNT – James
Regiment (s)10th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 964
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
27th March 1838 / 18 years / Limerick Ireland
Description – Height
No description given
Marked with the letter “D” for desertion. Wounded through chest by musket ball
Overseas Service/DurationEast Indies – 4 years
Length of Service4 years 189 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 31st August 1849 / Inquiry held Forezepore Bengal
Campaign MedalsPunjab Campaign Medal 1848-9
Intended Residence at
Not stated
Pension Districts1849 Bengal
1850 Liverpool
1855 Isle of Man
1856 Newcastle
1858 York
1859-1861 Western Australia
1861-1882 South Australia
Pension Paid9d 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 Birth1820 Askeaton Limerick Ireland
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
Did not marry
Date/Place of MarriageNot applicable
Children by 1st WifeNot applicable
Land Grants Western
Occupation after
Shepherd in South Australia
Newspaper ArticlesNot yet known
Departure from Western
16th November 1861 left for South Australia (ship not yet known)
Date/Place of Death/Burial22nd October 1882 Dry Creek Adelaide South Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not applicable
Will or ProbateNone known
Further Information5th November 1844 Tried and sentenced to 4 lunar months imprisonment and marked with a D for desertion. The first 3 years 247 days army service were not counted towards his pension nor were the three years from when he deserted in 1841- to when he re-joined 31st October 1844. Service dated from 24th February 1845.
British Army Worldwide Index
1841 James Hunt 964 Private 10th Foot location Manchester and Newcastle
Served in the Mooltan campaign of 1848. Gun-shot wound received 7th November 1848 in left lung-‘the ball being lodged impairs the respiratory function as to render him unfit for further military service.’
James Hunt was admitted to the (Royal) Hospital Adelaide on 29th September 1882. At the time he was a single man, aged 61, Roman Catholic and living and working as a shepherd at Dry Creek Station. He had been born in Limerick and had arrived in South Australia by an unnamed steamer; he had been 21 years in the Colony.