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BARRON – John 58th and 10th Regiment

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10th Regiment Lincolnshire Cap Badge
58th Regiment Rutlandshire
Sutlej Medal with Sobraon Clasp
Punjab Medal with Goojerat & Mooltan clasps


NameBARRON – John
Regiment (s)58th and 10th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 1647 – 10th Regiment
754 – 58th Regiment
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
24th January 1831 / 18 years / Londonderry Ireland
Description – Height
5 Ft 6½ in
Sallow / Hazel / Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationCeylon –  3 years
India – 9 years
Length of Service21 years 146 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 13th July 1852 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsSutlej Medal (1845/6) with clasp  for Sobraon
Punjab Medal (1848-9) with clasp for Mooltan and Goojerat
Intended Residence at
Londonderry Ireland
Pension Districts1852 Londonderry
1853-1883 West Australia
Pension Paid1/0d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
June 2 1853 Kingstown, Dublin, Ireland
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
PHOEBE DUNBAR 30th August 1853
Date/Place of Birthc1813 Raphoe Donegal Ireland
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
Not yet known
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children by 1st WifeNot yet known
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
Not yet known
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesNot yet known
Departure from Western
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial15th/16th July 1883 Chester Public House Fremantle Road possibly near Fremantle WA
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationThere were 2 John Barrons in Western Australia, John Joseph was born in 1833 the son of Sergt Edward Barron 63rd Regiment who had arrived on the Sulphur, this man was a police officer and married Eliza Gallagher he died 24 March 1898. The John Barron on the Phoebe Dunbar appears to not have been married and did not receive an allotment.
John Barron present at the battle of Sobraon in 1845 also the campaign of 1848-1849 including the whole of the siege operation against Mooltan, carrying the heights before Mooltan 27 December 1848, surrender of the fort Mooltan 22 January 1849, battle of Goojerat 21 July 1849
British Army Worldwide Index
1841 John Barron 754 58th Foot Location Glasgow and Edinburgh
1851 John Barron 1647-58th 754 Private 10th Regt location Wazirabad Pakistan
Discharge due to intermitted fever and worn out.
John Barron received medical treatment aboard the Phoebe Dunbar on August 29th and again on 17th September 1853 for stricture, he was sent to the hospital after the ship’s arrival.
SROWA Cons 430 1883/0456 Report of Corporal William H. Osborne 20th July 1883 regarding pensioner John Barron found in a dying and destitute state on the Fremantle road near Peel House about 20 miles distant from Pinjarra. He was taken by cart to Chester Public House where he died overnight. Proceeded to Fremantle with the body and informed the Coroner who decided an autopsy was not necessary. Died of exhaustion 15th/16th July 1883.