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STARK – James 9th Regiment

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9th Regiment Royal Norfolk Regiment Cap Badge
Sutlej Medal
NameSTARK – James
Regiment (s)9th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 1791
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
25th September 1840 / 19 years / Liverpool
Description – Height
5 Ft 6 in
Dark / Grey / Dark / Wound on right hand
Overseas Service/DurationEast India – 4 years 260 days
Length of Service6 years 243 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 25th May 1847 /Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsSutlej Medal 1845-46 with Moodkee clasp
Intended Residence at
North Shields
Pension Districts1847 1st North London District
1847 Hull
1850 Western Australia
Pension Paid6d per diem
1884 Increased in Western Australia amount not stated
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
4th March 1850 Portsmouth Hampshire England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
SCINDIAN 1st June 1850
Date/Place of Birthc1821 South Leith Roxburghshire
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 married
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
Not applicable
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesVictorian Express (Geraldton WA:) Saturday 28th July 1888 page 5 Death and Inquest
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial18th June 1888 near Geraldton Western Australia
Urch Street Cemetery now Apex Park Geraldton Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationDischarge due to the loss of the use of his right hand several bones shattered by gunshot in action at Moodkee 18th December 1845
After the arrival of the Scindian at Fremantle Captain Henderson wrote a report listing the rank name, trade or calling, rate of pension, date of enlistment for 5 months service, marital status, and number of children for each pensioner. Sometimes the trade of calling differed from that recorded at the time of attestation:
Private James Stark, joiner, 6d, 30th January, single
1888 police report of death states finding of dead man by David Warren believed to be James Stark