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PARKER – Ninian / Ninnian 78th Regiment

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78th Regiment Highlanders Colours
Indian Mutiny Medal with Lucknow Clasp
Persian War Medal
NamePARKER – Ninian / Ninnian
Regiment (s)78th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 997
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
2nd June 1836 /18 years 4 months / place not stated
Description – Height
None given on Attestation papers (WO97)
Overseas Service/DurationEast Indies – 17 Years 3 months
Length of Service22 years 300 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 6th December 1859 / None given, Declaration signed 17th November 1859 at Fort George
Campaign MedalsIndian Mutiny Medal with defence of Lucknow clasp
Persian Campaign (1857) Medal
Intended Residence at
4 High Street Johnstone Renfrewshire Scotland
Pension Districts1859 Paisley (transferred to Tilbury Fort)
1861 Western Australia
Pension Paid11½d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
10th November 1860 Portland Dorset England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
PALMERSTON 11th February 1861
Date/Place of Birth1818 Kilmacolm Paisley Renfrewshire Scotland.
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
Did not marry
Date/Place of MarriageNot applicable
Children by 1st WifeNot applicable
Land Grants Western
Not applicable
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesNot yet known
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial1861 Western Australia
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not applicable
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide Index
1841 Ninian Parker, Private, 997, 78th Regt, Location Burnley & Manchester Lancashire. WO12/8340
1851 Ninian Parker, Private, 997, 78th Regt. Location Aden WO12/8349
Discharged at his own request.
Ninian Parker is a very common name and seems to be handed down father to son; the line in Scotland goes back to the 1600s many are in the Kilmacolm area.