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9th Regiment Royal Norfolk
98th Regiment Prince of Wales
Sutlej Medal Moodkee clasps Ferozeshuhur Sobraon
NameMAINS – John
Regiment (s)9th and 98th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 741 – 9th Regiment
2706 – 98th Regiment
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
12th December 1829 / 20 years 9 months / Belfast Ireland
Description – Height
5 Ft 10 in
Pale / Grey / Grey / None
Overseas Service/DurationMauritius – 2 years 195 days
East Indies – 14 years 305 days
Length of Service21 years 240 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 26th August 1851 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsSutlej Medal with Moodkee Ferozeshuhur and Sobraon clasps
Intended Residence at
Greenock Renfrewshire Scotland
Pension Districts1851 Paisley
1852 2nd Glasgow
1854 Plymouth
1855-1856 Western Australia
1856-1868 South Australia
1869 2nd Glasgow
1872-1875 Admitted to Chelsea Hospital
Pension Paid1/0d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
5th February 1855 Plymouth England via Cape of Good Hope
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
STAG 23rd May 1855
Date/Place of Birth1809 Inneihiss Renfrewshire Scotland
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
SiblingsNot yet found
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
Not married
Date/Place of MarriageNot Applicable
Land Grants Western
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesNot yet known
Departure from Western
1856 to South Australia
1868 to Victoria
1869 to Scotland
Date/Place of Death/Burial1st March 1875 Chelsea Hospital London England
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not Applicable
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationReason for discharge: Chronic rheumatism and worn out by climate and long service
WO23/170 1872-1878 98th Foot
Candidates for the In-Pension Board
John Mains, age 63, sergeant orderly room clerk for 14 months resigned at own request, Corporal for 8 months, private for 19 years 8 months, Mauritius 2 years 8 months, E Indies 14 years 10 months , total service 21 years 8 months, conduct Good, worn out and rheumatism
Medals Sutledge Campaign 1845/46, Battles Moodkee, Fereshah(sic) & Sabraon, paid Glasgow 2nd, no wife or family.
1871 Census No 26 Barrack Street, St. Johns, Glasgow Lanarkshire
John Mains, boarder in the home of Malcolm & Catherine Robertson, unmarried, age 63, Pensioner, Born Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland.