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37th Regiment North Hampshire Badge
Indian Mutiny Medal
Land Grant
Regiment (s)37th Regiment
Regiment No (s) 2234
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
22nd February 1845 / 20 years / Limerick Limerick Ireland
Description – Height
5 Ft 11 ins
Fresh / Hazel / Brown / few whitish spots on breast
Overseas ServiceCeylon – 9 years 11 months
Bengal – 3 years 10 months
Length of Service21 years 31 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 12th Mar 1867 / Preston Lancashire England
Campaign MedalsIndian Mutiny Medal
Residence at DischargeManchester England
Pension Districts1867 2nd Manchester
1867 Tilbury Fort
1868 – 1906 Western Australia
Pension Paid10d per diem
1887 Increased to 1/3d per diem Service in Enrolled Force
Date of Departure and Place UK or Ireland 12th October 1867 Portland England
Ship and Date of Arrival Western Australia HOUGOUMONT 9th January 1868
Date/Place of Birthc1825 Tullamore Kings 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 WifePEACOCK Mary Ann nee McCARTHY
Not yet known
Date/Place of Marriage7th July 1868 Perth Western Australia
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
1st Husband of WifePEACOCK Gough – 40th Foot arrived Palmerston 1861
D 1867 Western Australia
Date/Place of Marriage28th January 1860 Limerick Limerick Ireland (George Goff Peacock married Mary Anne McCarthy)
Children of 1st HusbandJohanna B Fremantle 18th May 1861 Western Australia
D 19th May 1861Western Australia
bur 19th May 1861 St Patrick’s Cemetery Skinner Street Fremantle Western Australia
Thomas James B 1st July 1862 Fremantle Western Australia
D 20th December 1862 Western Australia
William Gough B 22nd March 1864 Perth Western Australia
D 1869 Western Australia
bur 29th September 1869 St Patrick’s Cemetery Skinner Street Fremantle Western Australia
Elizabeth B 2nd October 1865 Perth Western Australia
D 1866 Western Australia (Father Coff)
Land Grants Western AustraliaHe applied for a 20 acre grant at Kelmscott in 1881
North Fremantle Lots 42P and 45P John Street through to Jackson Street (back to back)
1 acre each Assigned 11 November 1881 Title Application 17 October 1883 Titles 6/179, 6/147
Occupation after ArrivalTeacher at both day and night school Fremantle for 22 years
Newspaper ArticlesInquirer and Commercial News Perth 6th April 1887 – page 5
The West Australian 9th May 1889 – page 2
The West Australia Saturday 6 August 1898 page 2 Inquiry Mt. Eliza Depot
Departure from Western AustraliaNot Applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial23rd April 1907 Perth Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial – WifeMay 1889 Pensioner Barracks Western Australia
Will or ProbateNone Located
Further InformationBritish Army, Worldwide Index:
1851 James Teapler 2234 Private 37th Foot location Kandy and Colombo Ceylon
1861 As Above location ret from India
Discharge at own request having completed 21 years’ service.
1880 on reserve list for Enrolled Guard but it was not until 24th April 1884 he was appointed.
In 1881 he was recommended as a railway porter.
7 November 1881 appointed to be an armed sentry at the Exhibition held in Perth.
He was living in No 2 barracks Fremantle with his wife and 2 children from 1880. (We do not know who these 2 children were as all the Peacock children died and there were none of the Teapler marriage.) In a later survey he was living with his wife – no children.
In 1881 he was teaching at the night school when he fell out with fellow pensioner Sergeant Beswick over the pranks of Beswick’s son.
At the Commission of Inquiry into the Mt. Eliza Depot 9th May 1889 Alexander Menzies charged James Teapler with using threatening language towards him.
May 3rd 1894 James Teapler wrote to the Colonial Secretary requesting employment as a school teacher at Rottnest. He stated he had temporary employment at Rottnest in charge of the reformatory from 18 October -28 November 1893 in the absence of Mr Watson due to illness.
He stated he had had 22 years’ experience teaching at both the day and Night schools at Fremantle as well as having spent 16 of his 21 service as a teacher in the regiment (see SROWA Cons 527/1894/0742)