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Kneller, James

died 7 April 1893 at his residence Brown Street, (Thames?) aged 56 years.

The funeral of Mr Jas. Kneller took place yesterday and was well attended. The remains were interred in Shortland Cemetery, the Rev. Dr. O'Callaghan officiating at the grave.

The deceased, who was a very old resident of the Thames, and was for some years employed as storeman on the Goods' Wharf, was an old Crimean veteran. He enlisted at Anglesea Barracks, Portsea, for the 1st Batallion of the 23rd R.W. Fusiliers in November 1854, joined the depot at Winchester Barracks the same month, and in 1855 joined tbe regiment in the Crimea, where be remained until the war was over.

After returning home he was stationed at Aldershot till 1857, and subsequently received orders for the Chinese war, arriving in Calcutta in August of the same year. Mr Kneller was present at the relief and fall of Lucknow under Sir Colin Campbell, and was afterwards stationed at Lucknow for three years, and subsequently at Agra.
Thames Star, Volume XXIV, Issue 7467, 10 April 1893, Page 2

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