SIMMS / SIMS – John 76th Regiment

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76th Regiment of Foot

NameSIMMS / SIMS – John
Regiment (s)76th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 1404
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
19th March 1838 / 17 years / Newbury Berkshire England
Description – Height
5 Ft 6¼ in
Fresh / Hazel / Light Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationWest Indies – 3 months
Bermuda – 4 months
North America – 5 years 4 days
Ionian Islands – 2 years 11 months
Malta – 2 years 1 month
Length of Service21 years 72 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 29th May 1860 / Belfast Ireland
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
Marlborough Wiltshire England
Pension Districts1860 Trowbridge
1862 Bermuda
1863-1864 Western Australia
1864-1879 South Australia
Pension Paid1/0 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 Birth1821 Ogbourne St. Andrew’s near Marlborough Wiltshire 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
HARRAS Charlotte Ann (possibly)
1834 Washington America
Date/Place of MarriageDecember 1857 Tisbury Wiltshire England (possibly)
Children by 1st WifeNot yet known
Land Grants Western
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesSouth Australian Register 7th November 1864 – page 2 Shipping Intelligence
The Express and Telegraph Tuesday 2nd June 1896 – page 2
Departure from Western
1864 to South Australia per “Europa”
Date/Place of Death/Burial12th April 1883 Brompton South Australia
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
1st June 1896 Cottage Homes Stanley Street North Adelaide South Australia
West Terrace Cemetery Adelaide South Austrlia
Will or ProbateNone known
Further Information