ROLSTON / RALSTON – James 8th Regiment 1st Battalion

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8th Regiment

Indian Mutiny Medal w Relief of Lucknow

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 / 24th January 1860 / Approved Horse Guards
Campaign MedalsIndian Mutiny Medal Clasp Delhi relief of Lucknow
Intended Residence at
Discharge
Royal Military Asylum Chelsea
Pension Districts1860 2nd West London
1863 Tilbury
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 BaptismPossible Bp 8 December 1819 Eglish Armagh Ireland
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
UNKNOWN Mary Ann
B 1819 Ireland
Date/Place of MarriageNot known
Children by 1st WifeNot applicable
Land Grants Western
Australia
None
Occupation after
Arrival
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesSouth Australian Register Wednesday 10th July 1867 page 2 Passenger list Rangatira
Departure from Western
Australia
July 1867 per Rangatira
Date/Place of Death/Burial30th September 1868 Sydney New South Wales
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Wife
A Mary Ann Rolston died at Penrith in 1868
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide index
1841 James Rolston 1523 Private 8th Foot location Halifax Nova Scotia Canada
1851 James Rolston 1523 Corporal location Deesa (camp) India
Discharge due to being appointed Company Sergeant at Royal Military Asylum Chelsea
1861 Census RG 09/32/124/4 Chelsea London
James Rolstone (sic) is a married man aged 41 a Sergeant at the Royal Military Asylum born Ireland. His wife Mary Ann is aged 42 a house servant born Ireland.
The Royal Military Asylum Chelsea was for the children of soldiers of the regular Army.