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38th Regiment 1856 Uniforms
NameJONES – James
Regiment (s)38th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 702
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
17th January 1826 / 18 years / Birmingham Warwickshire England
Description – Height
6 Ft
Sallow / Grey / Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationEast Indies – 1826-1828
Length of Service17 years 349 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 27 August 1844 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsNot yet known
Intended Residence at
Wolverhampton England
Pension Districts1844 Chatham
1849 Stafford
1849 Wolverhampton
1850 Western Australia
Pension Paid9d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
4th March 1850 Portsmouth Hampshire England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
SCINDIAN 1st June 1850
Date/Place of Birthc1808 West Bromage (Bromwich) Stafford England
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
Not yet known
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
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
7th August 1850 Assigned and occupied Location P13 at South Perth
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesPerth Gazette 14th June 1850
Departure from Western
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial27th November 1853 on board an American vessel (WO23)
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide Index
1841 James Jones 702 Private 38th Foot location Zante Ionian Island
Discharge due to fever, debility, varicose veins in both legs
After the arrival of the Scindian at Fremantle Captain Henderson wrote a report listing the rank name, trade or calling, rate of pension, date of enlistment for 5 months service, marital status, and number of children for each pensioner. Sometimes the trade of calling differed from that recorded at the time of attestation:
Private James Jones, miner, 9d, 21st January, single
James Jones was one of the Scindian pensioners allotted 5 acres of land at South Perth, however due to the remoteness of the location and only being assessable by river the pensioners found it unworkable and they all either resigned their allotment or abandoned it.When he resigned his grant Captain Bruce reported that the miserable hut he had erected had burned down and could well have been the result of Jones’s intemperance. He had spent £9.13.4 of the £10 allowance. As a miner Bruce considered he had an opportunity to advance himself if he controlled his habits