SHIELDS – Leslie Royal Artillery 7th Battery

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Royal Artillery Badge

NameSHIELDS – Leslie
Regiment (s)Royal Artillery 7th Battery
Regiment Number (s)
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
8th August 1826 / 19 years / Ross Lodge Antrim Ireland
Description – Height
5 Ft 10 In
Fair / Blue / Light Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationCorfu – 6 years 11 months
Newfoundland – 3 years 3 months
Length of Service21 years 195 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargeColour Sergeant / 11th January 1848 / Woolwich Kent England
Campaign MedalsNot yet known
Intended Residence at
Not yet known
Pension Districts1848 Chatham
1849 Woolwich
1849 Chatham
1850 Chatham
1852 2nd West London
1853 1st Belfast
1853 Ballymena
1855 Chatham
1855 2nd West London
1856 Western Australia
1863 New South Wales
1871- March 1879 Victoria
Pension Paid1/10d per diem
Increased October 1848 to 2/0d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
5th June 1856 Plymouth England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
RUNNYMEDE 7th September 1856
Date/Place of Birthc1807 Drumcose Londonderry 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 WifeNot yet known
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Land Grants Western
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesNot yet known
Departure from Western
1856 to New South Wales ??????
Date/Place of Death/BurialNot yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationComment on WO23/53 states “Turkey” unable decipher remainder of comment.  May mean this man did some service in Turkey during Crimean War.  Further research required.