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1st Regiment
Land Grant
NameTHACKER – James
Regiment (s)1st Regiment 2nd Battalion
Regiment Number (s)  1100
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
9th August 1836 / 18 years 2 months / Norwich Norfolk England
Description – Height
5 Ft 7 in
Fair / Brown / Sandy / None
Overseas Service/DurationCanada – 6 years
Nova Scotia – 5 months
West Indies – 1 year 4 months
Cephalonia – 2 years 3 months
Length of Service21 years 352 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 26th July 1858 / Birr Ireland (Inquiry)
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
Swaffham Norfolk England
Pension Districts1858-1859 Lynn
1859-1901 Western Australia
Pension Paid1/0½d per diem
18th January 1881 increased to 1/6 per diem for 12 years’ service to Enrolled Force Western Australia
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 Necton Swaffham, Norfolk England
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
Did not marry
Date/Place of MarriageNot applicable
Children by 1st WifeNot applicable
Land Grants Western
North Fremantle P 91: Title Application 2 September 1884 Title 6/336  1 acre located between Stirling Highway and the railway: by 1903 it had been divided into 9 lots
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesThe Herald 29th January 1881 Witness at trial
Inquirer and Commercial News Wednesday 23rd September 1885 – page 3 Accidental injury
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial19th July 1901 Coogee Lake Western Australia
Anglican Section Fremantle Cemetery Western Australia Anglican
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not applicable
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide Index
1841 James Thacker 1000(sic) Private 1st regt 2nd batt location London Canada
1851 James Thacker 1100 Private 1st regt 2nd batt location Fermoy
Discharge due to being worn out by length of service and climate, subject to Phthisis Pulmonatis
7 January 1882 the Staff Officer of Pensioners MS Smith asked if James Thacker still wished to join the Enrolled Guard as there was a vacancy.
9 January 1882. Sgt Major McCarthy Enrolled Pensioner Barracks Fremantle sent Private B. McGrath to Rockingham to ascertain if Thacker was still agreeable. Thacker agreed to join the guard that day as there was no need for him to give notice. As a single man Thacker could stay in Quarters with Corporal Ryan and B. McGrath. Corporal McGrath borrowed a horse and volunteered to go out to see Thacker.
10 January 1882 MS Smith recommended James Thacker be appointed private on the Enrolled Guard vice Private Michael Barry who was dismissed.
20 January 1882 MS Smith made a further inquiry if Private Thacker, who he believed understood looking after horses, would suit him in place of Connolly? I wanted a man to look after horse and phaeton – to cut wood, clean boots and knives. Brush clothes, water flowers and make himself generally useful.
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