1. Home
  2. /
  3. EPGs A-Z
  4. /
  5. N
  6. /
  7. NICOL – John 72nd...

NICOL – John 72nd Regiment

Return to Sea Park EPF List

Click on images to view (if available) a larger image. Use your browser’s Back button to return to site.

72nd Regiment Colours
NameNICOL – John
Regiment (s)72nd Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 538
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
15th November 1826 / 20 years 1 month / Londonderry Derry Ireland
Description – Height
5 Ft 11¾ in
Fresh / Blue / Brown / Little finger of left hand contracted
Overseas Service/DurationCape of Good Hope – 12 years
Length of Service22 years 1 day
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 14th November 1848 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
Birmingham England
Pension Districts1848 Birmingham
1850 Maryborough
1854 Western Australia
1857 South Australia (Not paid in SA)
1857-1861 Victoria
Pension Paid1/0d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
1st January 1854 Plymouth Devon England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
SEA PARK 5th April 1854
Date/Place of Birthc1806 Balteagh Derry Ireland
Date/Place of BaptismNot 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
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
Not yet known
Land Grants Western
Not applicable
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesNot yet known
Departure from Western
1856 to South Australia
1857 to Victoria
Date/Place of Death/BurialNot yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationThe 72nd Regiment served in South Africa 1828-1840 engaging in the sixth Xhosa War and other skirmishes
British Army Worldwide Index
1841 John Nicol 539 Private 72nd foot Location Portsmouth Hampshire
Discharge due to lumbago and chronic cough
WO22/250 and WO22/273 both have comment that £19.5.10 required to be repaid for passage
1841 Census John Nicholl (sic), a soldier, is with his regiment at the Forehouse Barracks Portsmouth. He appears to be a single man age approx. 30 born Ireland.