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69th Regiment
NameNELSON – Samuel
Regiment (s)69th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 2138
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
15th November 1843 / 19 years / Omagh Tyrone Ireland
Description – Height
5 Ft 7¼ in
Fair / grey / Brown / Pock pitted paralysis of left arm
Overseas Service/DurationMediterranean – 3 years 5 months
West Indies – 5 years 11 months
East Indies – 4 years 9 months
Length of Service19 years 139 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 28 July 1863 / Netley Hampshire England
Campaign MedalsNot yet known
Intended Residence at
Clogher Tyrone Ireland
Pension Districts1863 Omagh
1865-1874 Western Australia
Pension Paid10d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
30th September 1865 Portland Dorset England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
VIMIERA 22nd December 1865
Date/Place of Birth1824 Clogher Tyrone Ireland
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Date/Place of Birth
NELSON William
Not yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
Not yet known
Date/Place of Marriage9th September 1863 Donacavey Tyrone Ireland
Children by 1st WifeAnna Marie B 1865 Fintona Tyrone Ireland
M WOODLAND Edwin Portman 1903 Perth Western Australia
D 20th March 1950 Leederville Western Australia
bur Anglican Section Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
Sarah Jane B 1866 Perth Western Australia
D 3rd December 1867 Perth Western Australia
bur Church of England Section East Perth Cemeteries Western Australia
Williamina B 1869 Perth Western Australia
M MONTAGUE Clement 1888 Perth Western Australia
D 3rd August 1927 East Perth Western Australia
Bur Church of England Section Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia (Wilhelmina)
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 ArticlesWest Australian Monday 21st May 1906 – page 1 Death notice Marian Nelson
Western Mail Saturday 26th May 1906 page 15 Obituary Marion(sic) Nelson
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial3rd June 1874 Perth Western Australia
East Perth Cemeteries Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
19th May 1906 Perth Western Australia
Bur East Perth Cemetery Western Australia
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide Index
1851 Samuel Nelson 2138 Private 69th Foot location Malta
1861 Samuel Nelson 2138 Private location Tonghoo(sic) Burma
Discharge due to paralysis of the left arm and incoherent speech – Old and worn out due to tropical service
1872 struck off pension list – for bringing frivolous and groundless charges against the Staff Officer Pensions – 1873 pension restored
18th July 1881 Widow of Samuel Nelson 69th applied for grant however as Samuel did not have land when he died she was not entitled