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EPGs and New Zealand Wars by Jeanette Lee – EPG Gazette 2019 No 1

25th Regiment King’s Own Scottish Borderers
New Zealand Medal
Regiment (s)5th and 25th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 5th Regiment – 1045
25th Regiment – 1609
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
20th October 1834 / 18 years / Nottingham England
Frame Work Knitter
Description – Height
5 Ft 10 in
Fair / Grey / Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationEast Indies – 13 years
Length of Service21 years 283 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 29th July 1856 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsNew Zealand Medal (as member of Waikato Regiment post time in Western Australia)
Intended Residence at
Manchester/Sheffield England
Pension Districts1856 Manchester
1856 Sheffield
1856 Kilkenny
1859-1862 Western Australia
1862 Sydney
1875-1903 New Zealand
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 Birth1816 Barrow Loughborough Leicestershire England
Date/Place of Baptismbap 10th February 1822 Loughborough Leicestershire England
Date/Place of Birth
1777 Nottingham England
D 12th October 1857 Nottingham St Mary’s Anglican
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
28th August 1816 Barrow-upon-Soar Leicestershire England
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
UNKNOWN Catherine
1815 (deduced)
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children by 1st WifeNone known
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
2nd WifeHANHAM Mary Elizabeth
B 1814 (deduced)
Date/Place of Marriage1886 Thames New Zealand
Children by 2nd WifeNone known
Land Grants Western
Not applicable
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesThames Star (New Zealand) Volume XVI Issue 5111 1st June 1885 Death of Catherine Perkins
Thames Star Volume XXVI Issue 7904 27 August 1894 Death of Mary Perkins
Thames Star Volume XXXI Issue 104919 9th December 1903 Death of Job Perkins
Departure from Western
Not known but pension recommenced in Sydney New South Wales in 1863
Date/Place of Death/Burial8th December 1903 Tararu New Zealand
Date/Place of Death/Burial
1st Wife
3rd June 1885 Thames New Zealand
Date/Place of Death/Burial
2nd Wife
25th August 1894 New Zealand
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army worldwide Index
1851 Job Perkins 1609/5th Foot 1045 Private Location Bangalore
Discharge due to chronic rheumatism.
After serving with the 1st Waikato regiment in New Zealand between 1864 and 1866 Job Perkins was eligible for a 50 acre grant of land which appears to have been granted at Te Papa. Later references (1902) said he lived at Franklin Street Block 27, Thames (Wellington).
The land rates have Job Perkins living at various places other than Te Papa namely Richmond, Burke and Sealey streets at Thames.
31st August 1894 Job petitioned the Government for a further grant of land although the place of his death is recorded as the Old Men’s Home Tararu