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Edward James by Peter Conole and Diane Oldman – January 2013 EPG Gazette

Honourable East India Company – Painting of Battle of Ferozeshah 1845
21st Hussars
British Crimea Medal Balaclava Inkerman Sebastopol Clasps
Turkish Crimea Medal
Metro Rifle and Artillery Volunteers 1872


NameJAMES – Edward
Regiment (s)Honourable East India Company Bengal Artillery 3rd Bengal European Cavalry and 6th Dragoons
21st Hussars
Regiment Number (s) 7
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
9th January 1858 / 27 years 6 months / Warley Essex England
Description – Height
6 Ft 0 in
Fresh / Blue / Light Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationIndia – 11 years 127 days
Crimea – 2 years 40 days
Length of ServiceEnlisted 1850 served 7 years 13 days in the 6th dragoons discharged at own request 8th April 1857. Re-enlisted 9th January 1858 and served a further 14 years 108 days Total 21years 121 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargeSergeant Major / 26th April 1870 / Netley Hampshire England
Campaign MedalsCrimea War Medal with Balaklava Inkerman and Sebastopol clasps
Turkish Crimea War Medal
Intended Residence at
Trinity Close Blackheath Hill Greenwich Kent England
Pension Districts1870 Deptford
1870 N London
1871 E London
1874-1887 Western Australia
Pension Paid2/0½d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
1st November 1873 Gravesend England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
NAVAL BRIGADE 18th February 1874
Date/Place of Birthc1831 Deptford Kent England
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Date/Place of Birth
JAMES Matthew (Marriage)
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
B 1st November 1842
Bp 19th February 1843 St John’s Cawnpore Bengal
Date/Place of Marriage16th February 1863 Christ Church Muthra Bengal India
Children by 1st WifeAlbert Edward B 10th January 1864
Bp 6th March 1864 Umballa Bengal India
Florence Ellen B 23rd December 1865
Bp 7th March 1866 St Paul’s Umballa Bengal India
M BINGAY Jacob Van Buskirk 23rd December 1886 St. George’s Cathedral Perth Western Australia
D 8th January 1915 Perth WA (Florence Eleanor)
Bur Karrakatta Cemetery WA
Madeline Clara B 6th November 1866
Bp 7th November 1866 St Paul’s Umballa Bengal India
Edith Amelia B 24th November 1867
Bp 14th January 1868 Umballa Bengal India
M MARSHALL William 26th December 1892 Perth Western Australia
D 28th January 1930 Midland WA
Bur Karrakatta Cemetery WA
Octavius Percy B 4th January 1870
Bp 30th January 1870 Deolalee Bombay India
M 1st McMANUS Margaret 1896 Perth Western Australia
M 2nd LANGDEN Alice 1903 Guildford Western Australia
D 13th April 1939 Donnybrook Western Australia
bur Roman Catholic Section Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
Blanche Gertrude B 1873 England
D 17th February 1927 West Perth WA
Bur Karrakatta Cemetery WA
Maude Madeline b 1878 WA
M PASH Sydney William April 1894 Guildford WA
D 7th February 1921 West Perth WA
Bur Karrakatta Cemetery
Grace Ethel B 1880
M HAYNES Walter William 11th November 1901 Highgate Hill Perth WA
D 20th October 1927 West Perth WA
Bur Karrakatta Cemetery WA
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
SMITH Samuel
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
UNKNOWN Susannah
1st Husband of wifeDOWLING Thomas Benjamin
M 19th April 1858 Dum Dum Bengal India
(Thomas Died 18th September 1862 Kussowlie)
Children of Marriage to 1st HusbandEmily b 6th October 1859 Chunar India
Bp 18th January 1860 Dinapore Bengal
M CLEMENTS Isaac Walter 1883 Perth WA
D 18th April 1912 Claremont WA
Bur Fremantle Cemetery WA
George b 1862 Kussowlie Bengal
Land Grants Western
21st July 1881 assigned Perth Lot 76E Claisebrook
0.2.16 2 roods 16 perches
19th January 1882 Title application 5/1453
Occupation after
Lance Corporal Drill Instructor Perth Artillery Volunteers
Drill Instructor to Police
Newspaper ArticlesThe Daily News Friday 7th January 1887 page 3 Obituary
The Herald (Fremantle WA) Saturday 24th April 1874 page 3 James Toohill v HM Downing
The West Australian Thursday 18th April 1912 page 1 Death of Emily Clements nee Dowling
The Daily News Monday 4th April 1921 page 7 Funeral notice Emily James
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/BurialJanuary 1887 Perth Western Australia
Church of England Section East Perth Cemeteries Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
3rd April 1921 North Perth WA
Bur Karrakatta Cemetery WA
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish army Worldwide Index
1861 Edward James 7 Sergeant 21st hussars location Mutta East Indies
Discharge due to inguinal hernia left side and impaired vision.
1871 Census Plaiston Grove London Essex
Edward James age 40 a pensioner of the 21st hussars is living with his wife Emily age 28 born Cawnpore India and his family.
Emily his 11 year old daughter born 1860 Chunar India is actually his step daughter Emily Dowling and George (Dowling) age 9 born Kussowlie 1862 is also a step child.
Albert age 7, Florence age 5 and Edith age 3 were all born Umballa India and Octavius age 1 was born Bombay.
George seems to disappear from this time but Emily Dowling came to Australia with the family.
18th April 1874 Edward Kellington and SM Edward James gave evidence in the case of James Toohill v HM Downing regarding the payment of wages for work done on the Naval Brigade during the voyag