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STOKES – Michael Honourable East India Company Bengal Artillery

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Claremont Pensioner Guard Village October 2010 and July 2011 EPG Gazette

NameSTOKES – Michael
Regiment (s)Honourable East India Company Bengal Artillery
Regiment Number (s) Discharge No. 255
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
19th July 1824 / 21 years / Limerick Ireland
Description – Height
5 Ft 9 in
Dark / Blue / Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationHEIC
8th January 1825 embarked from England for India per Hythe
13th May 1846 embarked from India for England per Walmer Castle
Length of Service21 years 1 month
Rank/Date/Place of DischargeGunner / 13th May 1846 / India
Campaign MedalsNot yet known
Intended Residence at
London Middlesex England
Pension Districts1846 2nd North London District
 1850-1858 Western Australia
Pension Paid1/0d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
4th March 1850 Portsmouth England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
SCINDIAN 1st June 1850
Date/Place of BirthC1803 Adair Limerick Ireland
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 WifeNone 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
16th July 1850 assigned and occupied P222 and P 242 totalling 10 acres at Freshwater Bay
February 1858 applied for Titles P222 and P242 at Freshwater Bay having fulfilled his obligations of 7 years occupation and 7 years’ service in the Enrolled Force.
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesThe Perth Gazette and Independent Journal of Politics and News Friday 26th February 1858 page 3 death of Michael Stokes
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial19th February1858 Military Hospital Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationDischarge due to impaired constitution
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 Michael Stokes, general labourer, 1/-, 31st January, married 1 child
The Perth Gazette 6th January 1860 reported that a boy named Michael Stokes gave evidence at the inquest into the drowning of a boy named James Quirke at Butler’s Swamp. It is possible he was the son of pensioner Michael Stokes