MEIKLAM / MECKLANE – Roger 2nd Regiment 1st Battalion

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2nd Regiment

South Africa Medal

NameMEIKLAM / MECKLANE – Roger
Regiment (s)2nd Regiment 1st Battalion
Regiment Number (s) 1872
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
18th June 1844 / 20 years / Glasgow Lanarkshire Scotland
Sawyer
Description – Height
Complexion/Eyes/Hair/Scars
5 Ft 10 in
Fresh / Hazel / Dark / None
Overseas Service/DurationCape of Good Hope – 6 years 10 months
Length of Service21 years 31 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 18th July 1865 / Cork Ireland
Campaign MedalsSouth Africa Service Medal 1851 1852 1853
Intended Residence at
Discharge
James Street Paisley Scotland
Pension Districts1865 Paisley
1865 Stirling
1867-1871 Western Australia
1871 Victoria
1872-1877 Western Australia
Pension Paid1/0d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
18th April 1867 Portland England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
NORWOOD 13th July 1867
Date/Place of Birthc1824 Renfrew Renfrew Scotland
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Father
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Mother
Date/Place of Birth
Marriage
Not yet known
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
Not yet known
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
Marriage
Not yet known
Land Grants Western
Australia
Not applicable
Occupation after
Arrival
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesNot yet known
Departure from Western
Australia
1871 to Victoria
Date/Place of Death/Burial8th October 1877 Perth Western Australia
East Perth Cemeteries Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Wife
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationRequest for transfer to Victoria document states ‘married’.  However no name identified at this stage for wife.  Unsure when returned to Western Australia WO23 shows only one pension payment made in Victoria.