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MILLS – Thomas 26th Regiment

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26th Cameronian Regiment
NameMILLS – Thomas
Regiment (s)26th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 2860
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
17th February 1847 / 18 years  / Glasgow Lanarkshire Scotland
Description – Height
5 Ft 7¾ in
Fresh / Grey / Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationGibraltar – 3 years 2 months
Canada East – 1 year 6 months
Bermuda – 4 years 11 months
Length of Service18 years 69 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 25th July 1865 / Portsmouth England
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
No. 38 Storey Street Paisley Scotland
Pension Districts1865 Paisley
1867 Tilbury
1867-1868 Western Australia
1868- 1880 Victoria
Pension Paid7d 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 Birthc1829 Abbey Paisley Renfrew Scotland
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Date/Place of Birth
MILLS William
Not yet known
Date/Place of Birth
UNKNOWN Elizabeth
Not yet known
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
Date/Place of MarriageNot Applicable
Children by 1st WifeNot Applicable
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not Applicable
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not Applicable
Land Grants Western
Not applicable
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesNot yet known
Departure from Western
1868 to Victoria per “Clarence Packet”
Date/Place of Death/BurialNot yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not Applicable
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide index
1851 Thomas Mills 2860 Private Depot 26th Foot location Jersey Channel Islands
1861 As above location Dublin and Edinburgh
Discharge due to Asthma and broken down
1851 Census HO 107/2527/941/12 Thomas Mills is an unmarried soldier of the 26th regiment age 26 living at the Fort Regent St helier Jersey
Note on WO97: He received an unspecified increase on 28th May 1888 Correspondence to SO Stirling appears he was not eligible for an Inpension 11th November 1886
Both parents deceased by 1868. Although name written in pension payment document WO22/275 for period 1876-1880 for Melbourne Victoria record doesn’t show any payments being made.