AHERN – John 68th Regiment

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John and Rosanna

68th Regiment

Land Title

Crimea Medal – all clasps

NameAHERN – John
Regiment (s)68th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 1554
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
26th August 1839 / 18 years / Cork Ireland
Description – Height
5 Ft 5¼ in
Fair / Grey / Dark Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationQuebec Canada – 3 years
Malta – 7 months
Turkey Crimea – 1 year 9 months
Ionian Islands – 1 year 4 months
East Indies – 3 years 5 months
Length of Service21 years 151 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargeCorporal / 22nd January 1861 / Fermoy Cork Ireland
Campaign MedalsCrimean Medal with Alma Inkerman Balaklava and Sebastopol Clasps
Turkish Crimean Medal
Intended Residence at
Cork Ireland
Pension Districts1861 1st Cork
1861 Gloucester
1862 Bermuda
1863-1889 Western Australia
Pension Paid1/6d per diem
1881 Increased to 2/0d per diem service in Enrolled Force
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
30th October 1862 Gravesend England (via Bermuda)
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
MERCHANTMAN 15th February 1863
Date/Place of Birthc1821 Somertown Cork Ireland
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Date/Place of Birth
AHERN Patrick
Not yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
MOONEY Rosanna
B c1820 Ireland
Date/Place of Marriage23rd August 1847 St. Paul’s Dublin Dublin Ireland
Children by 1st WifeMary Ann B 24th May 1850 bap St Mary’s  Limerick Limerick Ireland
M 1st MCKERNAN William 7th June 1867 Western Australia
M 2nd GREEN James 24th March 1870 Western Australia
M 3rd POLLITT James William 1883 Geraldton Western Australia
D 16th April 1913 Geraldton Western Australia
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
North Fremantle Lot P61
1.3.31 acres
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesNot yet known
Departure from Western
Not Applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial25th November 1889 Geraldton Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
2nd August 1885 Fremantle Western Australia
Will or ProbateNone known
Further Information