THORNTON – James 16th Regiment and Royal Canadian Rifles

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NameTHORNTON – James
Regiment (s)16th Regiment and Royal Canadian Rifles
Regiment Number (s) 1675 (16th)
98 (Royal Canadian Rifles)
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
11th May 1841 / 20 years / Glasgow Lanarkshire Scotland
Weaver
Description – Height
Complexion/Eyes/Hair/Scars
5 Ft 6½ in
Fresh / Blue / Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationWest Indies – 1 Year
North America – 7 years 6 months
Length of Service21 years 59 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 8th July 1862 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
Discharge
Glasgow Scotland
Pension Districts1862 2nd Glasgow
1864 Tilbury
1864-1868 Western Australia
Pension Paid1/1d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
1st July 1864 Portland Dorset England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
MERCHANTMAN 2th September 1864
Date/Place of Birthc1821 Bleris Antrim Ireland
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Father
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Mother
Date/Place of Birth
Marriage
Not yet known
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
UNKNOWN Eliza
c1830 (tentative)
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children by 1st WifeNone
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Marriage
Not yet known
Land Grants Western
Australia
None
Occupation after
Arrival
Not yet known
Newspaper Articles
Departure from Western
Australia
 Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial11th November 1868 Perth Western Australia
Church of England Section East Perth Cemeteries Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Wife
31st December 1891 Colonial Hospital Perth Western Australia
East Perth Cemeteries Western Australia
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationUK Census data is available on James Thornton