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21st Regiment
NameSMITH – John
Regiment (s)21st Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 825
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
21st July 1831 / 14 years / Kilkenny Ireland
Description – Height
5 Ft 8¼
Fresh / Grey / Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationVan Diemen’s Land – 7 years
East Indies – 8 years
Length of Service21 years 25 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargeCorporal / 18th July 1856 / Birr Ireland
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
Not stated
Pension Districts1856 Carlow
1858 1st Liverpool
1859-1866 Western Australia
1866-1870 South Australia
Pension Paid1/4d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
26th May 1859 Plymouth Devon England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
SULTANA 19th August 1859
Date/Place of Birth1817 Yarmouth Norfolk 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
Did not marry
Date/Place of MarriageNot applicable
Children by 1st WifeNot applicable
Land Grants Western
Occupation after
After arrival in Western Australia was appointed to the Camden Harbour venture at a daily rate of 2/0d.
Newspaper ArticlesNot yet known
Departure from Western
Not yet known how and when he left but was paid until 30th September 1866 in Western Australia and his pension resumed 1st October 1866 in South Australia.
Date/Place of Death/Burial6th November 1870 South Australia (WO23 reference)
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not applicable
Will or ProbateNone known
Further Information1841 British Army Worldwide Index John Smith 825 Drummer 21st Foot a labourer from Yarmouth location Dinapore
1851 John Smith 825 Corporal 21st Foot location Glasgow
1851 Census Corporal John Smith is a single man age 34 residing at the Infantry Barracks St. Johns, Glasgow, Scotland, he had been born at Yarmouth, Norfolk.
Discharge was at his own request having completed 21 years’ service and being appointed to the permanent staff of the Kildare Militia.
There is no record of John Smith’s death registered in South Australia.