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PRIME – John Royal Artillery 11th Battery

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Royal Artillery Badge
NamePRIME – John
Regiment (s)Royal Artillery 11th Battalion
Regiment Number (s)
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
23rd April 1830 / 18 years / Woodbridge Suffolk England
Description – Height
6 Ft 0½ in
Fair / Grey / Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationNewfoundland – 9 years 4 months
Length of Service21 years 177 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargeGunner and Driver / 14th October 1851 / Edinburgh Scotland
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
Edinburgh Scotland
Pension Districts1851 2nd Edinburgh
1852-1855 Western Australia
1855-1860 Victoria
Pension Paid1/0d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
3rd May 1852 Plymouth, England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
WILLIAM JARDINE 1st August 1852
Date/Place of Birthc1812 Earsham Norfolk England
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
c1812 Exeter England
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children by 1st WifeJohn B 1842 Woolwich Kent England
Frederick George B 1848 Medway Kent England
Bap 1st October 1848 Garrison Church Brompton Kent
D 1849
Bur 22nd January 1849 Gillingham, St Mary Magdalene
Frederick G. B 1851 Gillingham Kent England
Bap 11th January1851 Fremantle WA
Mary B 1853 Fremantle Western Australia
D July 1951 Maldon Victoria
Lydia B 1856 Loddon Victoria
M PAYNE Harold Morse 1876 Victoria
D 1889 Clifton Hill Victoria
Thomas Robert B 1858 Maldon Victoria
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
2nd Husband of WifeSCOTT Robert Bogle
Not yet known
Date/Place of Marriage1862 Victoria
Children by 2nd HusbandNot yet known
Land Grants Western
Occupation after
1852 Police Constable Fremantle
Newspaper ArticlesAdelaide Observer Saturday 17th November 1855 page 4 Passenger list Vivid
The Argus Wednesday 22 November 1911 page 9 Death of Mary Scott
The Argus Monday 30th July 1951 page 15 Death of Mary Prime
Departure from Western
1st November 1855 to South Australia with wife and three children per “Vivid”
Date/Place of Death/Burial11th April 1860 Victoria
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
31st October 1911 Maldon Victoria
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide Index
1841 John Prime Royal Artillery 7th Batt 4th Company location Newfoundland
Discharge due to chronic rheumatism and varicose veins left leg.
In the 1851 Census John Prime born Earsham Norfolk, age 38 is a gunner with the Royal Artillery located at the Brompton Barracks Kent. His wife Mary is aged 36 and she was born Exeter, Devonshire while their son John age 9 was born Woolwich, Kent and Frederick G was born Gillingham, Kent.