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BATES – John HEIC 2nd European Regiment Bombay

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East India Company
Kojonup Military Barracks


NameBATES – John
Regiment (s)Honourable East India Company 2nd European Regiment Bombay
Regiment Number (s) Discharge No. 454
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
c1840 / 19 years / Not yet known
Description – Height
5 Ft 6½ in
Dark / Hazel / Dark Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationHEIC England to India ship unknown
India to England 4th June 1856 per Seringapatam
Length of Service16 years 3 months
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 4th June 1856 / Not yet known
Campaign MedalsNot yet known
Intended Residence at
Dublin Ireland
Pension Districts1856 1st Dublin
1858-1886 Western Australia
Pension Paid9d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
26th August 1858 Plymouth England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
EDWIN FOX 20th November 1858
Date/Place of Birthc1821 Banger Down 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
Kojonup Lots 14 & 17 both cancelled
10 Acres Title Application 4 December 1886
Cancelled 2nd February 1887
At the time of his death it was found he was not in possession of any land.
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesThe West Australian Wednesday 29th December 1886 page 3 Death of John Bates
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial25th December 1886 Kojonup Western Australia
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationDischarge due to rheumatism and disease of the heart
John Bates was a signatory to the Lockyer Burges petition after his conviction for the murder of an Aborigine
An Inquest was held at Kojonup on the body of John Bates, death was found to be due to apoplexy the result of excessive drink and exposure to the sun on or about 21st December 1886.
Evidence was given by Ellen Reilly in whose house he had been living for 12 months prior to his death, Mary Hale, James Michael Flanagan, William Larsen, William Reilly, Robert Forsythe and Albert Foss Duffield as to when he was last seen alive and the finding of his body partially under a bush in a paddock near the Forsythe boundary fence. Evidence was also given by Thomas Boyce Wall the Captain of Police Kojonup and the medical officer John C Russelloty – SROWA Cons 527 1887/0164