ROBERTS / ROBARTS – John 31st Regiment

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31st Regiment Huntingdonshire Colours

Crimea Medal Alma Inkerman Sebastopol Clasp

Mrs Roberts applies for relief

Regiment (s)31st Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 2652
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
27th October 1846 / 17 years / Dublin Ireland
Description – Height
5 Ft 5.3/8 in
Fresh / Grey / Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationIonian Islands – 2 years 4 months
Crimea – 8 months
Length of Service8 years 165 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 8th April 1856 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsCrimean Medal with Alma Inkerman and Sebastopol clasps
Intended Residence at
Dublin Ireland
Pension Districts1856 1st Dublin
1858 Athlone
1859 1st Dublin
1862 Bermuda
1863-1866 Western Australia
1866-1875 South Australia
Pension Paid9d 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 15th February 1863
Date/Place of Birth1829 Catherines near Dublin Ireland
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 WifeRichard B Not yet known
Catherine B 1859 Not yet known
M JENKINS Alfred22nd August 1879 Adelaide South Australia
Patrick B 1866 Fremantle Western Australia
D 9th April 1870 Adelaide South Australia
Ann B December 1867 Adelaide South Australia
D 2nd May 1870 Adelaide South Australia
Land Grants Western
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesSouth Australian Register 3rd September 1866 – Shipping
South Australian Advertiser
Tuesday 12th April 1870 – page 2
South Australian Advertiser Tuesday 3rd May 1870 – page 2
South Australian Advertiser Monday 7th June 1886 – page 8
South Australian Register Tuesday 8th November 1898 – page 7
South Australian Advertiser Wednesday 9th January 1901 – page 7
Departure from Western
1866 to South Australia onboard “Emily Smith”
Date/Place of Death/Burial28th December 1900 Adelaide Hospital South Australia
West Terrace Cemetery Adelaide South Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
15th October 1889 Stepney South Australia
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationSROWA Cons 36/578/213 ROBERTS Ann Mrs applied for relief while husband travelled to Vasse to obtain passage for herself and three children to Adelaide South Australia. Granted temporary relief.