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KELLINGTON – Edward 96th 43rd and 87th Regiment

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96th Regiment 1875
43rd Regiment
87th Regiment Colours
Indian Mutiny Medal
Regiment (s)96th 43rd and 87th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) – / – / 660
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
3rd December 1842 / 19 years 2 months / Queens Square Marylebone London Middlesex England
Description – Height
5 Ft 9½ in
Fresh / Blue / Light / Pock Marked
Overseas Service/DurationNew South Wales – 5 years 3 months
East Indies – 11 years
China – 1 year 2 months
Length of Service21 years 127 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargeCorporal / 14th June 1864 / Aldershot England
Campaign MedalsIndian Mutiny Medal
Intended Residence at
Portsmouth Hampshire England
Pension Districts1864 1st Portsmouth
2nd West London
1874-1883 Western Australia
Pension Paid1/1 ½ d per diem
1887 Increased to 1/4d per diem for service Enrolled Force
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 Birthc1823 Marylebone London England
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
Not yet known
Date/Place of Marriage24TH September 1861 St. James Dublin Ireland
Children by 1st WifeMary Jane B1862 Ireland
M 1st POTTER James Henry 1882 Western Australia
M 2nd BLOOMER Christopher Edward 1888 Perth Western Australia
D 5th February 1935 Fremantle Western Australia
bur Roman Catholic Section Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
Caroline Phoebe B 9th November 1866
Bp 12th December 1866 St. John’s Cathedral Portsmouth Hampshire England
M 1st WEBYN Hendrik 1883 Western Australia
M 2nd FLORES John 1917 Subiaco Western Australia
D 13th January 1932 Perth Western Australia
bur Roman Catholic Section Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
Edward B 1868 St. John’s Westminster London MDX
Frederick Christopher B 1881 Fremantle Western Australia
D 1881 aged 12 days.
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
BRENAN Michael
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Land Grants Western
North Fremantle Lot P68 2 acres corner of Alfred, Thompson and Bay Roads
Allotted 1881 reallotted to Pensioner Fannon after Kellington’s death as he had made no improvements
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesThe Herald (Fremantle WA) Saturday 24 April 1874 page 3 Toohill v Downing
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial1883 Western Australia
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
1881 Western Australia
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide Index
1851 Edward Kellington 1744 Private 96th Foot location Lahore India
1861 Edward Killington (sic) 3420/660 Corporal 87th Foot location ret from China
Discharge at own request after 21 years service
Awarded Long Service Medal
1871 Census RG 10/117/85/11 23 Horseferry Road St. John’s London MDX
Edward Kellington, a labourer, age 40 a married man born London is living with his wife Bridget aged 39 born Ireland and their family.
Daughter Mary A aged 9 was born in Ireland, Caroline P. aged 5 was born St. John’s Westminster as was son Edward aged 3.
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 voyage.
Half Pension suspended 6th Feb 1875 when imprisoned for being drunk and striking Corporal MARTIN. Half Pension paid to wife during this period