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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
3June 2 1853 Kingstown, Dublin, Ireland
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 Malta (Jessy)
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
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
After the sale of his land John lived with his daughter at Wongamine.
The surname of John Latham’s wife is on the death registration record of Robert Latham.