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PATERSON – John Royal Artillery 2nd Battalion

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Royal Artillery Badge
Regiment (s)Royal Artillery 2nd Battalion
Regiment Number (s) 718
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
21st February 1831 / 17 years / Edinburgh Scotland
Description – Height
5 Ft 7 in
Fresh / Hazel / Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationWest Indies 6 – years 7 months
Length of Service 21 years 71 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargeGunner and Driver /11th January 1853 / Woolwich Kent England
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
Edinburgh Scotland
Pension Districts1854 Newcastle
1854 1st Edinburgh
1856 2nd Edinburgh
1857 Edinburgh
1859 Woolwich
1859 Western Australia Paid to 31st March 1861
1861 Woolwich
1862 Edinburgh
1874 Edinburgh
Pension Paid1/0d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
26th May 1859 Plymouth Devon England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
SULTANA 19th August 1859
Date/Place of Birth1814 Cannongate Edinburgh 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
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesNot yet known
Departure from Western
Early 1861
Date/Place of Death/BurialNot yet known but possible in Scotland post 1874
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not applicable
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide Index
1851 John Peterson Gunner and Driver Royal Artillery 2nd Battalion 7th Company location Devonport
In the 1851 Census John Paterson age 37 a gunner and driver with the Royal Artillery, a single man born Cannon Gate Edinburgh. Residence the Frederick and Legonier Squares Barracks at Stoke Dameral, Devonport
Unfit for service due to chronic rheumatism in arms and loins, is unable to march or stand in same position for any length of time