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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
James aged 8 months was treated for measles on the Ramillies