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Re: Stintons from Horseheath, Cambridgeshire
Posted by: Christine (ID *****7674) Date: August 09, 2007 at 23:36:04
In Reply to: Stintons from Horseheath, Cambridgeshire by Richard Hancox of 34

I have a David Stinton born in Horseheath, county Cambridge, England in 1828. He was the youngest son of Thomas STINTON and Sara MACKLIN. He joined the British army in January of 1852 and became a member of the 34th Foot Regiment. When that regiment was detailed to take part in the Crimean War, Private STINTON accompanied them and was present at the seige of Sebastopol, and received the Crimean Medal (with a bar for Sebastopol), and also the Turkish Medal. He suffered severely through his feet being frost bitten, but recovered, and did not go home till his regiment returned. On return to England, he was transferred to the 77th Foot Regiment and shortly afterwards he proceeded with his regiment to Sydney.

In August 1857 he left Sydney for India at the outbreak of the Indian Mutiny where he was in charge of prisoners at Chunar, near Alahabad. He left India after serving at a number of stations and in 1865, after having resigned from the army, he came to Western Australia to join his older brother, Josiah, who was living at Bunbury at the time.

David STINTON married Elizabeth EACOTT at the age of 35 years. Elizabeth was only 21 years old. Elizabeth had five children to David. They separated and David joined his brother Josiah who was then living at Bunbury in Western Australia.

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