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ARCHER – John HEIC Bengal Infantry

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Honourable East India Company – Painting of
Battle of Ferozeshah 1845
NameARCHER – John
Regiment (s)Honourable East India Company 2nd Bengal European Infantry
Regiment Number (s) Discharge number 69
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
28th May 1839 / 20 years / Dublin Ireland (Tentative)
Paper Stainer
Description – Height
5 Ft 5 1/8 in
Fresh  / Blue / Sandy / None
Overseas Service/DurationIndia
Length of Service7 years 2 months
To India 22nd August 1839 per Edinburgh
From India to UK 25 May 1847 per Alfred
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 25th May 1847 / Not stated
Campaign MedalsNot yet known
Intended Residence at
Pension Districts2nd Dublin
1849 1st Dublin
1853 West Australia
1855 – March 1879 Victoria
Pension Paid9d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
2nd February 1853 Portsmouth England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
PYRENEES 30th April 1853
Date/Place of Birthc1820 St Peter’s Dublin Ireland
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Not yet known
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
B 1832
Date/Place of Marriage2nd February 1851 Bray Dublin Ireland
Children by 1st WifePatrick B c1852 Ireland
D 10th January 1853 aboard Pyreenes II ‘off Deal’
bur Deal St George’s Kent England
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
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesThe Inquirer Wednesday 4th May 1853 page 2 Shipping Pyrenees
South Australian Register (Adelaide SA: 1839 – 1900) 14th November 1855 page 2
Departure from Western
1st November 1855 left Western Australia for Adelaide per Vivid: subsequently moved to Victoria Mrs Archer was not on the passenger list
Date/Place of Death/Burial20th January 1890 Ballarat Victoria Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationDischarge was due to ophthalmia of long standing
The Surgeon on the Pyrenees said that 10 month old Patrick was sickly and emaciated from the time he had arrived on board.
Mrs Archer age 21 was treated for constipation during the voyage of the Pyrenees
1855 there was a stoppage of £5/7/4 for his wife’s passage