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87th Regiment Colours
Indian Mutiny Medal
NameKENNEDY – James
Regiment (s)87th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 1261
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
1st May 1839 / 18 years / Enniscorthy Wexford Ireland
Description – Height
5 Ft 7 in
Sallow / Grey / Dark Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationMauritius – 3 years 3 months
East Indies 9 years 10 months
Length of Service21 years 29 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 12th May 1860 / Loughal Ireland
Campaign MedalsIndian Mutiny Medal 1857-1859
Intended Residence at
Glasgow Scotland
Pension Districts1860 2nd Glasgow
1863 Tilbury
1863-1867 Western Australia
Pension Paid8d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
15th March 1863 Portland Dorset England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
CLYDE 29th May 1863
Date/Place of Birthc1821 Ballyraget Kilkenny 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
Not yet known: news item indicated living with wife in Fremantle in 1867
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
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesPerth Gazette and West Australian Times Friday 12th July 1867 page 2 Trial of James Kennedy for feloniously wounding William Clarke
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial14th September 1867 Perth Western Australia
Bur 15th September 1867 Skinner Street Cemetery Fremantle WA
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide Index
1841 James Kennedy 1261 Private 87th Foot location Mahebourg Mauritius
1851 As above location Ferozepore India
Medal for long service and good conduct
1861 Census James Kennedy a single man age 39 a Chelsea pensioner is living in the lodging house of James and Ann McLean at Claythorne Street Glasgow Lanarkshire.
SROWA AN5 Cons 419 Fremantle Police Occurrence Books item 2
14 September 1867. Dead body reported on beach at 3 ½ pm by a pensioner named ‘ MEACHALL’(?) that he had found, JAMES KENNEDY a pensioner of the force on the beach in the rear of the Rev. W. Bostock’s residence. The body brought to police Station awaiting coroner’s inquest. Inquest held on the 15th on the body of JAMES KENNEDY, pensioner, Verdict died from natural causes.