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MARTIN – John 74th Regiment

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74th Regiment Highlanders
South Africa Medal
NameMARTIN – John
Regiment (s)74th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 1511
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
18th July 1838 / 16 years 2 months / Dumfermilne (Dumfermline) Fife Scotland
Description – Height
5 Ft 8¼ in
Fair / Grey /Dark Brown / Cicatrix of boil on right side small of back
Overseas Service/DurationCape of Good Hope – 2 years 8 months
East Indies – 5 years 11 months
America – 3 years 9 months
Length of Service21 years 25 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 11th June 1861 / Not stated
Campaign MedalsSouth Africa 3rd Kaffir War 1850-1853
Intended Residence at
Dumfermline Scotland
Pension Districts1861 Stirling
1864 Tilbury
1864-1865 Western Australia
1865 South Australia
Pension Paid1/0d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
30th January 1864 Portland
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
CLARA 13th April 1864
Date/Place of Birthc1822 Dumfermline Fife 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
See further information
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children by 1st WifeNot yet known
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 ArticlesThe Express and Telegraph Tuesday 7th June 1898 page 2 Death notice
Departure from Western
1865 to South Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial2nd June 1898 Ingleside near Merriton South Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not yet known
Will or ProbateBritish Army Worldwide Index
1841 John Martin 1511 Private 74th Regt location Barbados at sea Montreal
1851 John Martin 1511 Private 74th Regt location Fermoy and Cork, Ireland and at sea
1861 As above location Aberdeen
Discharge at own request having served 21 years service
A Corporal John Martin, pensioner, accompanied the CC Hunt to a very gruelling expedition to the interior in 1865 digging and shoring up wells and establishing tracks through the scrub in the excessive heat of summer. There is nothing to say this was the same man as he was not a corporal although the man in question was fairly newly arrived in the Colony.
A John Martin was admitted to the Royal Adelaide Hospital 27th May 1882 age 60 years. His religion was Presbyterian and he was a married man. His occupation was labourer and he was living at Grote Street, born in Scotland he had been 17 years in Colony (ie arr c1865) he came to SA on the Emily Smith – we have a J Martin on the Emily Smith in 1866 but that is a bit late for him to be paid SA from 1st January 1866
An Elizabeth Martin was also admitted to the hospital on 16 January 1874 age 31 (B1843) she was Wesleyan and resided at Port. A housewife born Plymouth and had been 9 years in Colony (ie arr c1865) arrived on the Clara. There seems a strong case that this was our John Martin and his wife but there is no other mention of him being married.