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SMITH – James 34th 8th 30th Regiment and Newfoundland Veterans

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NameSMITH – James
Regiment (s)34th 8th 30th Regiment and Newfoundland Veterans
Regiment Number (s) 34th 1134: 8th 1864: NFL 726
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
25 March 1835/18 years 1 month/Leeds Yorkshire
Cotton weaver
Description – Height
5 feet 8 inches/Sallow/Grey/Brown
Overseas Service/DurationNewfoundland 5 years 8 months
British North America 7 years 4 months
Length of Service15 years 224 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate/27 November 1849/Chatham Kent
Campaign MedalsNot yet known
Intended Residence at
Blackburn Lancashire
Pension Districts1849 Preston Lancashire
1853 Western Australia
1855 Western Australia
1865 Western Australia
1864 South Australia
1864 London
1864 Preston
1868 In Pensioner Chelsea Hospital
Pension Paid7d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
26th April 1853 London England via Cork & Rio de Janeiro
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
ROBERT SMALL 18th August 1853
Date/Place of Birth1816/Blackburn Lancashire 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
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children by 1st WifeNone
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
Toodyay (Newcastle) S8 – 4 acres
Date Assigned 12 January 1861
Title application 24 January 1861
Title Deed 1788
Newcastle Lot 44
2-2-0 acres
(was originally part of Lot S19)
Occupation after
Warder 19th February 1853 to 12th November 1854
Newspaper ArticlesInquirer and Commercial News Wednesday 20 August 1862 page 2 intention to quit the Colony
Departure from Western
1864 to South Australia
1864 to England
Date/Place of Death/Burial23rd June 1873 Chelsea Hospital London
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationJames Smith landed in North America 21st June 1836.
He voluntarily signed an agreement that he was willing to serve permanently in North America when he transferred from 34th regiment to the 8th regiment on 31st May 1841
British Army Worldwide index
1841 James Smith, 1134, Private 34th regiment, date 1st June 1841 to 8th Foot, location Toronto and at sea. Canada.
Discharge due to having lost the teeth in his upper jaw he was unable to bite cartridges
1853 Maryann Smith signed testimonial for the surgeon on the Robert Small
1st November 1868 when James was admitted to Chelsea hospital it said that his wife had no family and was able to maintain herself: Address 87 Chapel Street Blackburn Lancashire England.