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STRETTON – James 99th Regiment

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99th Regiment Lanarkshire
NameSTRETTON – James
Regiment (s)99th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 741
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
12th June 1832 / 14 years 3 months / Dublin Ireland
None given
Description – Height
5 Ft 6 in
Fair / Blue / Fair / None
Overseas Service/DurationMauritius – 4 years 29 days
Australian Colonies – 12 years 325 days
Length of Service21 years 140 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 10th June 1857 / Cork Ireland
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
Pension Districts1857 – April 1859 2nd Dublin
1859-1870 Western Australia
1871-1873 Melbourne Victoria Australia
Pension Paid1/- 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 Birth1818 Chichester Sussex England
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Date/Place of Birth
B 1794 Birmingham Warwickshire England
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
25th February 1817 Coventry Warwickshire England
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
Not yet known
Date/Place of Marriage4th July 1846 Sydney New South Wales
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
Occupation after
Convict establishment Acting Warder Perth, Guildford, Champion Bay(Geraldton), Greenough, Fremantle Prison 1861 – 1871 Granted gratuity of £89.18.3
Newspaper ArticlesThe Age (Melbourne, Victoria: 1854-1954) Thursday 27th November 1873 Funeral notice James
The Age Wednesday 5th June 1907 page 1 Sarah death notice
Departure from Western
Not clear how and when left Western Australia: sometime in 1870
Date/Place of Death/Burial1873 Victoria Australia
Bur 28th November 1873 Melbourne General Cemetery
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Sarah Ann Stretton died 1st June 1907 at Heidelberg Victoria Australian aged 80
3rd June 1907 Melbourne General Cemetery
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationJames Stratton (sic) first arrived in Australia with the 99th Regiment on the convict transport Earl Grey 14 January 1843.
The father of James Stretton was also James Stretton, and a soldier. Born 1794 Attested 73rd Regiment 11 August 1809 age 15, born Birmingham, discharged 7 August 1834. After 24 years’ service 2 years 6 months at Germany, Flanders, and France, 2 years at Waterloo. His description is the same as for his son with an inch difference in height. Hair Fair, Eyes grey, Complexion Fair height 5’5”. (WO97/856/70)
British Army Worldwide Index
1841 James Stretton 741 Private 99th Foot location Van Diemen’s Land
1851 James Stretton 741 Private 99th Foot location Dublin
Discharge due to chronic rheumatism
GRO Regimental Indices has James Stretton being born 1818 Chelmsford Essex England 73rd Regiment Vol 76 Page 2