NICHOLSON – John 1st Regiment

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1st Regiment

Regiment (s)1st Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 661
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
7th February 1832 / 18 years 7 months / Leeds Yorkshire England
Description – Height
5 Ft 9½ in
Fair / Grey / Brown / Gunshot wound to left arm
Overseas Service/DurationCanada – 7 years 2 months
Nova Scotia – 5 months
West Indies – 1 year 4 months
Length of Service16 years 316 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 18th December 1848 / Dublin Ireland
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
Not stated
Pension Districts1849 Halifax
1850-1852 Western Australia
1855-1857 Bolton Lancashire
Pension Paid6d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
4th March 1850 Portsmouth Hampshire England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
SCINDIAN 1st June 1850
Date/Place of BirthHarewood Leeds Yorkshire
Date/Place of Baptismc1814 Not 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
No wife in Western Australia
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 ArticlesPerth Gazette 14th June 1850
Departure from Western
10th February 1852 left Western Australia per John Panter for London
Date/Place of Death/Burial31st August 1857 Bolton Lancashire England
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not applicable
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationArrived in Western Australia as a single man.
1851 deserted EPF and struck off the Roll