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24th Regiment South Wales Borderers cap badge


Punjab Medal w Chilianwala and Goojerat Clasp
NameSUTTON – William
Regiment (s)24th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 1308
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
7th November 1836 / 18 years 4 months /Westminster Middlesex England
Engraver (promotion to School Master 12th January 1855 to 30th November 1857)
Description – Height
5 Ft 7 in
Sallow / Grey / Light Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationCanada – 3 years 2 months
East Indies – 11 years 6 months
Length of Service21 years 291 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargeSergeant / 31st August 1858 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsPunjab Medal with Chillianwala and Goojerat clasps
Intended Residence at
Not stated
Pension Districts1858 London 1st Adm to Out Pension
1859 Edinburgh 2nd
1859 Plymouth 2nd
1862 Tilbury
1862-1864 Western Australia
Pension Paid1/7d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
16th March 1862 Portland Dorset England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
NORWOOD 9th June 1862
Date/Place of Birthc1818 St James London Middlesex England
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Date/Place of Birth
SUTTON William Julius
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
Unknown Mary
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children by 1st WifeWilliam Julius B 1843 Dublin Ireland
M RIGBY Ann 12th October 1870 Waltair Wellington Madras India
D 6th October 1886 Aldershot Hampshire England age 39
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
2nd WifeCLAYWORTH Mary Ann nee HARRIS
Date/Place of Marriage5th April 1847 Agra Bengal India
Brides father is William Harris
Children by 2nd WifeNot yet known
1st Husband of Wife(previous to William Sutton) CLAYWORTH Edward Percy #1529 was a private in the 24th regiment stationed in Kingston Canada in 1841.
Date/Place of Marriage1842 Stoke Dameral Devon England
Children by 1st HusbandNot yet known
3rd Husband of Wife(after William Sutton) GIBBS George (convict #4917)
Date/Place of Marriage29th November 1864 Fremantle Western Australia
Children by 3rd HusbandNot yet known
Land Grants Western
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesWest Australian 5th May 1864 (William Sutton’s body found 3rd May 1864)
Inquirer 28th December 1894 (Mary Ann GIBBS’ death)
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial2nd May 1864 (went missing 24 Apr 1864 and found drowned at Mrs T. Browns’s paddock in Fremantle Western Australia)
3rd May 1864 Church of England Section Alma or Skinner Street Cemetery Fremantle Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
1) Mary  D not yet known
2) Mary Ann CLAYWORTH D 1894 Western Australia
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide Index
1841 William Sutton 1308 Private 24th Foot location Kingston Canada
1851 William Sutton 4308(sic) Private location Wizerabad
Served in the army of the Punjaub in 1848/49. Present in action at Sadoolapore 3rd December 1848, Chillianwallah 13th January and Goojerat 21st December 1849.
Discharge due to “long service in a tropical climate suffers also from chronic rheumatism and his constitution has been much impaired from … intermitted fever”.
1861 Census William Sutton age 43 is living at Canterbury Street Stoke Damerel he said he was a clerk engineer born Soho London. His wife Mary age 40 said she was born Devonport Devon. There are no children with the couple.