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LING – John 2nd Foot Guards and 8th Regiment

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2nd Regiment
8th Regiment
NameLING – John
Regiment (s)2nd Foot Guards (Coldstream Guards) and 8th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 8th Regiment – 1826
2nd Foot Guards (Coldstream Guards) – 1048
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
8th Regiment – 1826
2nd Foot Guards (Coldstream Guards) – 1048
Enlisted 26th September 1827 and was underage until 22nd August 1831, his attestation papers were dated 15th March 1830 – 16 years 205 days at London Middlesex. He was a Drummer
Description – Height
5 Ft 7 in
Fresh / Grey / Light Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationNorth America – 3 years 236 days
East Indies – 5 years 64 Days
Length of Service21 years 4 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargeColour Sergeant / 24th August 1852 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsNot yet known
Intended Residence at
Poona India
Pension Districts1852 1st North London
1852 Oxford
1853 1st East London
1853 Poona Bombay
1858 Southampton
1859-1862 Western Australia
1865 Madras
1865 South London
1870-1873 Cardiff
1875 Jersey
Pension Paid1/11d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
26th May 1859 Plymouth Devon England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
SULTANA 19th August 1859
Date/Place of Birth23rd August 1813 Alcante Spain
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Date/Place of Birth
LING George
Not yet known
Date/Place of Birth
LING Sarah
Not yet known
SiblingsSarah B 1817 Aldgate England
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
1813 Ireland
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children by 1st WifeUnknown daughter
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 19th December 1862 page 2
Jersey Independent and Daily Telegraph 15th September 1877 page 6
Departure from Western
19th February 1862 sailed to Madras with wife Mary and daughter per “Tien Tsin”
Date/Place of Death/Burial7th September 1877 St Andrew Jersey  Channel Islands
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide Index
1841 John Ling 1826 Drum Major 8th Foot location Halifax Nova Scotia Canada
1851 John Ling 1826, Coldstream Guards 1048 Color Sergeant 8th Regt Location Deesa
Discharge due to hepatic disease rendering him unfit for further service.
1871 Census: John Ling age 56 a Chelsea pensioner born Spain British subject is living at Patrick Street, Cardiff, Glenmorganshire Wales with his wife Mary aged 57 who was born in Ireland.