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17th Regiment Royal Leicestershire Cap Badge
NamePRESTON – John
Regiment (s)17th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 916
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
18th February 1832 / 17 years 5 months / Leicester Leicestershire England
Frame Work Knitter
Description – Height
 5 Ft 10½ in
Fresh / Blue / Dark Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationNew South Wales – 2 years 12 days
East Indies – 11 years 85 days
Length of Service15 years 250 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 23rd May 1848 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
Leicester Leicestershire England
Pension Districts1848 Leicester
1850 1st East London
1850 Leicester
1851 Western Australia
1856 1st East London
Pension Paid8d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
16th July 1851 Plymouth England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
MINDEN 14th October 1851
Date/Place of Birthc1814 Stoney Stainton Leicestershire England
Date/Place of Baptism2 October 1814 Stoney Stainton (Anglican)
Date/Place of Birth
Date/Place of Birth
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
Not married
Date/Place of MarriageNot applicable
Children by 1st WifeNot applicable
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not applicable
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not applicable
Land Grants Western
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesNot yet known
Departure from Western
Left Colony without permission struck off list.
Date/Place of Death/BurialNot yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not applicable
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationHe saw service in Afghanistan, present at Ghunzee and Khelat
Admitted to In-Pension Chelsea Hospital 1st October 1878-30 September 1881. Admitted to Out Pension 1 October 1881 as he wished to seek employment.