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PEDIE – James 71st Regiment

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71st Regiment Highland Light Infantry Colours
Crimean War Medal
Turkish Crimea Medal
NamePEDIE – James
Regiment (s)71st Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 1338
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
18th October 1839 / 17 years 11 months/ Edinburgh Midlothian Scotland
Description – Height
5 Ft 6 in
Fair / Grey / Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationCanada – 2 years 5 months
West Indies – 3 years 2 months
Corfu – 1 year 10 months
Crimea – 1 year 4 months
Malta – 1 month
Length of Service21 years 343 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 14th October 1861 / Stirling Castle Scotland
Campaign MedalsCrimean War Medal
Turkish-Crimea Medal
Intended Residence at
Pension Districts1861 1st Edinburgh
1862 Bermuda (in transit)
1863- Western Australia
Pension Paid1/0d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
30th October 1862 Gravesend England (via Bermuda)
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
MERCHANTMAN 5th February 1863
Date/Place of Birth20th November 1821 Monedies (Moneydie) near Perth Perthshire 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
Not yet known
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children by 1st WifeNot yet known
Land Grants Western
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesInquirer 31st August 1864 – page 2
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/BurialNot yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide Index
1841 James Pedie 1338 private 71st Foot 28/06/1841 joined from barracks location St. John’s Canada
1851 James Peddie (sic) 1338 Private 71st Foot location Dublin
1861 James Pedie Private 71st Foot Recruiting Depot Edinburgh and London
Free to pension having served upwards of 21 years.
Medal for long service and good conduct.
The Surgeon Superintendent of the Merchantman considered his conduct on the Merchantman was Indifferent; he lost his liquor ration for one month for being drunk onboard. He received medical treatment for wounding his hand
After his arrival he had a series of charges against him mainly for being drunk, although on 19th February 1869 he was charged with stealing a tarpaulin, found guilty and was imprisoned for 6 months. He was still in the Colony in March 1871 when he was charged with stealing a palm wool bed –charge dismissed