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LATHAM – John 42nd Regiment

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2nd Regiment Royal Highland Cap Badge
Lived Toodyay – pictured is Warders’ Quarters demolished early 1930s
NameLATHAM – John
Regiment (s)42nd Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 281
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
11th April 1823  / 18 years / Edinburgh Scotland
Description – Height
5 Ft 10 5/8 in
Swarthy / Brown / Dark Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationGibraltar – 6 years 97 days
Ionian Islands – 3 years 300 days
Malta – 5 years 52 days
Length of Service22 years 252 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 31st May 1845 / Malta
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
Pension Districts1845 Malta
1852 1st Edinburgh
1853-1882 Western Australia
Pension Paid10d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
30th May 1853 Tilbury England via Dublin
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
PHOEBE DUNBAR 30th August 1853
Date/Place of Birthc1805 Glasgow Lanarkshire Scotland
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
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children by 1st WifeJessie B April 1843
D December 1843
Buried 4th December 1843 aged 8 months
John B June 1844
D September 1845 Malta
Buried 20th September 1845 Malta aged 15 months
Robert B c1845 Malta (likely)
D 27th March 1921 Depot at  Claremont  Western Australia
M Unknown (May not have married)
bur Anglican Section Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
Mary Ann B  c1847 Malta (Obit. states Island)
M ROWLES Joseph (aka ROWLS John (Convict on Robert Small ) 25th February 1858 Toodyay Western Australia
D 12th
 February 1917 Northam Hospital Western Australia
bur Roman Catholic Section Toodyay Cemetery Western Australia
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
S6 Toodyay of 3 acres 3 roods and 36 perches Assigned 11th May 1864 The map shows it was actually 5 acres 3 roods and 36 perches and ran from New Street to the river.
Title application 29th August 1864 Title 1998
(Sold and lived with daughter at Wongamine)
Occupation after
Appointed Night Warder Convict Establishment 14th December 1853-2nd May 1855
16th February 1856 appointed overseer Rottnest
Newspaper ArticlesThe Northern Advertiser Wednesday 14th February 1917 page 3 Obituary Mary Ann Rowles
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial1st April 1882 Toodyay Western Australia
1st April 1882 Toodyay District Cemetery Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
D October 1848 Malta
Buried 26th October 1848 Malta
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide Index
1841 John Latham 281 Private 42nd Foot location Corfu
Discharge at own request
18th October 1864 John Latham sold 2 acres of S6 to James Wood, shoemaker, for the sum of £70
3rd April 1865 John Latham sold 3 acres and 36 perches the Eastern portion of lot S6 to Daniel Connor for £63 SROWA Memorials ACC 1802 V1 entry no 281/1747 & 298/1851