SPRANKLIN / SPRANKLING – James Thomas 90th and 91st Regiment

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90th Regiment Perthshire Volunteers

91st Regiment Argyllshire

Regiment (s)90th and 91st Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 1601 – 90th Regiment
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
28th September 1831 / 18 years 6 months / Bow Street London Middlesex England
Description – Height
5 Ft 8½ in
Fresh / Grey / Light Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationCeylon – 2 years
Length of Service21 years 64 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 29th November 1852 / Enniskillen Ireland
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
Dublin Ireland
Pension Districts1853 1st Portsmouth
1853 Salisbury
1854-1856 Western Australia
1856 Chatham
1856 Tralee
1861 Salisbury
1865 Dorcester
Pension Paid1/0d per diem
1856 Increased to 1/3d per diem due to loss of sight
1857 Increased to 1/6d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
5th May 1854 Plymouth England via Gibraltar
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
RAMILLIES 7th August 1854
Date/Place of Birthc1813 Wareham Dorset 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
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 England
Date/Place of Death/Burial23rd June 1867 England
bur Wareham St Mary Dorset England
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNot yet known
Further InformationSurgeon’s Log states placed on sick list 17th June 1854 suffering from Amaurosis.  Transferred to hospital 14th August 1854.

WO97 Discharge document has comment about loss of complete sight shortly after arrival Western Australia