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William Jones our man with Wellington by Jeanette Lee June 2021

6th Regiment
Military General Service clasps Orthes Pyrenees Vittoria


Name JONES – William
Regiment (s)6th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 8
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
11 April 1808/14 years/London
Description – Height
6 feet 2 inches
Overseas Service/DurationEast Indies 14 years 7 months
France 3 years
Cape of Good Hope 4 years
Length of Service35 years 143 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargeSergeant / 13th May 1840 / Fort Pitt England
Landed Gravesend 13 April 1840
Campaign MedalsArmy Gold Medal / Military General Service Medal, 1793-1814
Military General Medal with three clasps for Vittoria, Pyrenees and Orthes
Intended Residence at
Not Known
Pension Districts1845 1st North London
1845-1855 Leicester
1856-1858 Western Australia
1858-1860 Adelaide SA
Pension Paid2/1 ½ permanent
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
5th June 1856 Plymouth England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
RUNNYMEDE 7th September 1856
Date/Place of Birth1794 Hounslow London Middlesex 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
b 21st May 1824
Bp 30th July 1832 St Pancras London Middlesex
Date/Place of Marriage18th April 1841 St Pancras London MDX
Children by 1st WifeWilliam b 1842 London Middlesex
Rose Hannah b 1846 Stamford Leicestershire
Mary Ann b 1851 Leicestershire
Newspaper account of his death said he had 5 children 4 in Melbourne with their mother and one living with him
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
SOLDEN Richard
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
2nd September 1811 St Pancras Middlesex England
Land Grants Western
Not applicable
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesThe South Australian Advertiser Tuesday 20 November 1860 page 3 Death of William Jones
Departure from Western
1858 to South Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial19th December 1860 Adelaide South Australia
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationDischarge due to suffering repeated attacks of hepatitis and being worn out
In the 1851 Census William is living with his wife Mary and three children William, Rose Hannah and Mary Ann at Soar Lane Leicester
Mary Solden’s father Richard was deceased at the time of her marriage in 1841, she had three brothers Richard David baptised on 2 November 1813 at St. Andrews Holborn Middlesex, James baptised at St. Pancras on 10th July 1817 and William baptised 27th September 1819 St. Sepulchre London.
See our story about William Jones by Jeanette Lee on this page