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TELFORD – James Royal Artillery 1st Battalion

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Royal Artillery Badge
NameTELFORD –  James
Regiment (s)Royal Artillery 1st Battalion
Regiment Number (s)  –
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
29th July 1825 / 18 years / Berwick England
Description – Height
5 Ft 10½ in
Fresh / Hazel / Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationNova Scotia – 6 years 3 months
Spain – 3 years 6 months
Length of Service21 years 105 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargeGunner and Driver / 13th October 1846 / Woolwich Kent England
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
None stated
Pension Districts1846 Perth Scotland
1854-1865 Western Australia
Pension Paid1/0d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
5th May 1854 Plymouth via Gibraltar
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
RAMILLIES 7th August 1854
Date/Place of BirthC 1807 Kilsyth Stirlingshire Scotland
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
20th March 1822 Cupar Fife Scotland
bap 7th April 1822 Cupar Fife Scotland
Date/Place of Marriage28th July 1845 Fife Scotland
Children by 1st WifeMaria B c1841 Cupar Fife Scotland
M CROUCH Charles 1861 Fremantle Western Australia
Christina B c1847 Cupar Fife Scotland
D 15th October 1911 Wellington Street Perth Western Australia
bur Wesleyan Section East Perth Cemeteries Western Australia
Sarah Anne B 30th September 1849 Cupar Fife Scotland
M JONES William 22nd October 1868 Perth Western Australia
D 9th October 1928 Midland Junction Western Australia
Jane bap 21st September 1851 Cupar Fife Scotland
M LEONHARDT Jacob 1873 Perth Western Australia
D 25th September 1921 South Fremantle Western Australia
bur Congregational Section Fremantle Cemetery Western Australia
James bap 9th October 1853 Cupar Fife Scotland
M 1st HARNOLD Elizabeth 28th March 1877 Western Australia
M 2nd FINLAY Charlotte 1891 Perth Western Australia
D 1894 Western Australia
bur East Perth Cemeteries Western Australia
William B c1856 Fremantle Western Australia
D 1871 Western Australia
bur East Perth Cemeteries Western Australia
John B c1858 Perth Western Australia
M KEEGAN Ellen 1886 Perth Western Australia
D 19th October 1939 Claremont Western Australia
bur Ashes scattered Rose Garden Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
c1783 Wales
Not yet known
Land Grants Western
Occupation after
Warder Convict establishment from 3 August 1855 – 30 June 1862 when he was discharged due to an ulcer and continuing illness paid a gratuity of £51/19/3 see Barker pages 199 & 200
Newspaper ArticlesWestern Mail Saturday 2 May 1908 page 20 obituary Rachel Telford
West Australia Thursday 19 October 1911 page 8 Obituary Christina
Western Mail Thursday 14 December 1939 page 8 Letter concerning John Telford and photo
Departure from Western
Not Applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial14th May 1865 Guildford Western Australia
Wesleyan Section East Perth Cemeteries Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
April 1908 Wellington Street Perth Western Australia
Wesleyan Section East Perth Cemeteries Western Australia
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide index
1841 Location Woolwich
Discharge due to a rupture in his right groin

In the 1851 Census James Telford and his family are living at Millgate, Cupar, Fife, Scotland. His wife Rachel is aged 29 and daughters Maria age 10, Christian age 4 and Sarah A age 1 were all born at Cupar, Fife. His widowed mother-in-law Sarah Beveridge, a former shop keeper, is also living with the family; she was aged 68 and had been born in Wales.
James aged 8 months was treated for measles on the Ramillies