KNOX – James 21st Regiment

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EPGs and New Zealand Wars by Jeanette Lee – EPG Gazette 2019 No 1

21st Regiment

NameKNOX – James
Regiment (s)21st Regiment of Fusiliers
Regiment Number (s) 811
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
28th May 1831 / 18 years/ Aberdeen Scotland
Labourer
Description – Height
Complexion/Eyes/Hair/Scars
5 Ft 8 in
Fresh / Blue / Brown / –
Overseas Service/DurationVan Diemen’s Land – upwards of 5 years
The East Indies – upwards of 5 years
Length of Service21 years 28 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargeQuarter Master Sergeant / 22nd June 1852 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsNot yet known
Intended Residence at
Discharge
Aberdeen Scotland
Pension Districts1852 Aberdeen
1853-1854 Western Australia
1854 Hobart Town
1858-1862 Melbourne
1864-1894 New Zealand
Pension Paid2/0 d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
26th April 1853 London England via Cork & Rio de Janeiro
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
ROBERT SMALL 19th August 1853
Date/Place of Birthc1813 Parish of Old Macher Aberdeen Aberdeenshire  Scotland
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Father
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Mother
Date/Place of Birth
Marriage
Not yet known
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
BAIN Jane
Not yet known
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children by 1st WifeElspet Laurence B 1850 Glasgow Lanarkshire Scotland
James B 1852 Scotland
Bp 14 November 1852 Old Machar Aberdeenshire Scotland
Jane
M LAWSON Peter 1871 New Zealand
Mary Anne B 18 August 1854 Hobart Tasmania
Bp 21 November 1854
M WILLIAMS James 1878 New Zealand
John B 7 August 1856 Avoca Tasmania
Bp 11 August 1856
Rosina
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
BAIN George
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Marriage
LAURENCE Elspit
Land Grants Western
Australia
None
Occupation after
Arrival
Tasmania 1856 District constable
Soldier Maori Wars 1864
Newspaper ArticlesWaikato times Vol XLIII issue 3465 13 September 1894 Death notice James Knox
Also New Zealand Herald Vol XXXI issue 9613 11 September 1894
Auckland Star Volume XXV issue 217 11 September 1894
Departure from Western
Australia
1854 to Hobart Town
1858 to Melbourne
Date/Place of Death/Burial10 September 1894, Auckland New Zealand
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Wife
1861 Victoria
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide Index
1841 811 James Knox Sergeant 21st Regt location Dinapore Bengal
1851 811 James Knox Color Sergeant 21st Regt Glasgow Scotland
1851 Census St. John’s Glasgow Lanarkshire Scotland
James Knox age 38 married Color Sergeant born Oldmacher Aberdeenshire
Discharge due to chronic disease of the liver from exposure while serving in India
James Knox was the Sergeant Major on the voyage of the Robert Small
In 1853 wife Jane KNOX signed a letter of thanks to the Surgeon Superintendent of the Robert Small. To New Zealand 1864
1864 Soldier in the 4th Waikato regiment enlisted 14 March 1864
Awarded the Maori War medal and a land grant of 50 acres at East Hamilton
Sometime between 1871 and 1875 James Knox paid half his pension for the support of his daughter Rosina Knox in the home for the destitute. After 6 July 1876 he was no longer required to contribute to her maintenance as she had left the institution. See WO22/293 1876-1880 also WO 22/253