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BARRY – John 39th Regiment

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39th Regiment

Gwalior Star 1843 [Maharajpoor]
NameBARRY – John
Regiment (s)39th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 889
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
8th January 1833 / 21 years / Kerry Kerry Ireland
Description – Height
5 Ft 8½ in
Fair / Grey / Fair / None
Overseas Service/DurationEast Indies – 13 years
Length of Service21 years 208 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargeColour Sergeant / 31st July 1854  / Charles Fort Kinsale Cork Ireland
Campaign MedalsPresent at the battle of Maharajpore 29th December 1843 (Gwalior Star)
Intended Residence at
Tralee Kerry Ireland
Pension Districts1854 Tralee
1855 Western Australia
1857 – 80 New Zealand
Pension Paid2/0d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
16th April 1855 Portland England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
ADELAIDE 18th July 1855
Date/Place of Birthc1812 Tralee Kerry lreland
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 Marriage30th November 1839 (page 10 of the WO97. Army chaplains records say a John Barry was married at Madras 1838-9)
Children by 1st WifeJohn B 1839
D 22nd November 1842 Age 3 years Agra, India
Garret B 1st January 1844
Bp 21st January 1844 Agra, India
Land Grants Western
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesNot yet known
Departure from Western
1857 to New Zealand
Date/Place of Death/BurialD 11th June 1882
bur Catholic Church Cemetery Onehunga Auckland New Zealand (Tentative)
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide Index
1841 Location Kamptee
1851 Location Newry Ireland
Discharge due to varicose veins
Records show still living in New Zealand 1880 where his pension was paid at Onehunga. He is recorded on the Electoral Roll as living at Freehold Lot 3, Section 47 which included a house and 1 acre of land at Onehunga from 1861 to 1878.
The name of his son Garrett Barry was not an uncommon name in New Zealand and at least three born 1843/4 died in 1882, 1910 and 1930, there is no indication any of them was the son of John Barry, Chelsea pensioner.