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WINFIELD / WINGFIELD – John 1st Foot Guards

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1st Regiment
Regiment (s)1st Foot Guards
Regiment Number (s) 1267
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
13 August 1825 / 19 years / Chichester  Sussex England
Description – Height
5 Ft 8 3/8 in
Fresh / Hazel / Light Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationPortugal – 1 year 4 months
Canada – 4 years 8 months
Length of Service23 years 261 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 12th June 1849 / London England approved Horse Guards
Campaign MedalsNot yet known
Intended Residence at
Not stated
Pension Districts1849 1st West London
1850-1864 Western Australia
Pension Paid1/1d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
4th March 1850 Portsmouth England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
SCINDIAN 1st June 1850
Date/Place of Birthc1806 Castle Donnington Ashby-de-la-Zouche Leicestershire 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
Not yet known
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
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
Land Grants Western
Not applicable
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesPerth Gazette 14 June 1850
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial31st July 1864 Perth Western Australia
1st August 1864 Bur East Perth Cemetery
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide Index
1841 John Winfield 1267 1st Foot Guards 2nd Bn with 2nd bn Quebec Canada
Discharge due to chronic rheumatism
After the arrival of the Scindian at Fremantle Captain Henderson wrote a report listing the rank name, trade or calling, rate of pension, date of enlistment for 5 months service, marital status, and number of children for each pensioner. Sometimes the trade of calling differed from that recorded at the time of attestation:
Private John Winfield, farm labourer, 1/1, 17th January, married 1 child
Family details not known although a Mary Wingfield left 24th October 1864 per the Europa for South Australia