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MEIKLAM / MECKLANE – Roger 2nd Regiment 1st Battalion

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2nd Regiment
South Africa Medal
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
Description – Height
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
James Street Paisley Scotland
Pension Districts1865 Paisley
1865 Stirling
1867 Tilbury
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
Date/Place of Birth
B c 1796 Renfrew
Date/Place of Birth
Unknown Margaret
Bc 1801 Renfrew
SiblingsMargaret b 1824 Renfrew
Marey b 1829 Renfrew
Jean b 1836 Renfrew
Walter b 1838 Renfrew
John b 1840 Renfrew
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
GRIEG Susannah
1867 Fremantle WA
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
Not applicable
Occupation after
Assistant Warder 6th May 1868 – 8th July 1868
Newspaper ArticlesThe Herald Saturday 13th January 1872 page 2 Passenger list Black Hawk
Departure from Western
1871 to Victoria Returned 5th January 1872 From the passenger list I looks as if he went to Victoria leaving his wife in Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial8th October 1877 Perth Western Australia
East Perth Cemeteries Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further Information1841 Census Scotland
Rodger (sic) Meiklam is living with his parents Robert and Margaret and siblings at Albion Street Paisley Renfrewshire Scotland
British Army Worldwide Index
1851 Roger Meiklam 1872 Private 2nd Foot location Clonmel
1861 Roger Meiklam 1872 Private 1st Batt 2nd Foot location Walmer
Discharge at own request after 21 years’ service
Request for transfer to Victoria document states ‘married’.
Roger Meiklam returned to Western Australia 5th January 1872 per the Black Hawk