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Private James Levingstone (........)

 

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  • Born :
  • Where Born : Parish of Craigs in or near the town of Ballymena in the County of Antrim.
  • Occupation : Soldier
  • Date Arrived : 1857
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  • Rank attained : Private
  • Date of Enlistment : 4 April  1854 age of 18 years
  • Where Enlisted : Ballymena County of Antrim
  • Regimental # : 2956
  • Date of Discharge : 5 June  1857
  • Where Discharged : Discharged at Dublin
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  • Spouse's Name : Madge Gallagher
  • Born :
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  • Date Arrived :
  • Ship Arrived on : " Sapphire "
  • Date Married :
  • Where Married : 1854
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  • Descendants
    Some information supplied by Rae Luckie r.luckie@bigpond.com
    Area Settled :
    Orange. NSW.
    History & Achievements :

    The above person was my g grandfather, who came with the 77th in 1857. He remained and married a 'servant' girl Madge Gallagher in 1863, although they had children born prior to that time. Madge had arrived on the Sapphire in 1854. They lived around the Windsor area for a while and eventually moved to Lidster, then Orange. NSW.

    Served three years and sixty one days during which period he served abroad two years at Malta, Turkey and the Crimea
    Period of Service 77th Regiment: 4 April 1854 3 June 1857 (3 years 61 days) Further Service from 4 June 1857 to 15 June 1857 when finally discharged (further 12 days), 3 years and 73 days


         The 77th reached England on July 23rd, 1856; and, after spending less than a year at Aldershot and Dublin, embarked for New South Wales in June 1857, before the news of the Indian Mutiny had arrived. Little over seven months had been spent at Sydney, when, in April 1858, orders were received to proceed to India. The voyage took eight weeks, and it was only on June 13th that the Regiment landed at Calcutta. It was the hottest season of the year, and the men sickened so fast that the 77th was kept at Calcutta till the spring, when it was too late to have any share in the fighting

    References
    Family Members, Military records  ,Pay rolls, Pay Musters, Cemetery Records, Church Records & General Muster Records, Mitchell Library ,Sydney Australia
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