ROLSTON / RALSTON – James 8th Regiment 1st Battalion

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NameROLSTON / RALSTON – James
Regiment (s)8th Regiment 1st Battalion
Regiment Number (s) 1523
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
5th January 1839 / 19 years 8 months /  Armagh Ireland
Labourer
Description – Height
Complexion/Eyes/Hair/Scars
5 Ft 8 in
Fresh / Grey / Black / None
Overseas Service/DurationNorth America – 1 year 201 days
East Indies – 12 years 186 days
Length of Service21 years 6 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargeCorporal / 31st January 1860 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsIndian Mutiny Medal
Intended Residence at
Discharge
Royal Military Asylum Chelsea
Pension Districts1860 2nd West London
1863-1867 Western Australia
1867-1868 New South Wales
Pension Paid1/5½d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
15th march 1863 Portland Dorset England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
CLYDE 29th May 1863
Date/Place of Birth1819 Armagh Ireland
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Father
Date/Place of Birth
ROLSTON John
Not yet known
Mother
Date/Place of Birth
Marriage
UNKNOWN Jane
Not yet known
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
Did not marry
Date/Place of MarriageNot applicable
Children by 1st WifeNot applicable
Land Grants Western
Australia
None
Occupation after
Arrival
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesNot yet known
Departure from Western
Australia
5th December 1864 departed per “Rangatira” for South Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial30th September 1868 Sydney New South Wales
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Wife
Not applicable
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationOn discharge from Military service appointed Company Sergeant at Royal Military Asylum Chelsea