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BENNETT – John HEIC Madras Artillery and Royal Artillery Depot Brigade

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Honourable East India Company – Painting of Battle of Ferozeshah 1845
Royal Artillery Badge


NameBENNETT – John
Regiment (s)Honourable East India Company Madras Artillery and Royal Artillery Depot Brigade
Regiment Number (s) Discharge and Service number 13665
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
14th December 1842 / 21 years / London Middlesex England
Description – Height
5 Ft 9 in
Fresh / Hazel / Light Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationHEIC India 17 years 2 months
Length of Service21 years 327 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargeGunner / 18th November 1862 / Woolwich Kent England
Campaign MedalsNot yet known
Intended Residence at
Jersey Channel Islands
Pension Districts1862 Jersey
1863 2nd Dublin
1863 Tilbury
1863-1865 Western Australia
1865-1868 South Australia
1868 Victoria
1876 – March 1879 Victoria
Pension Paid1/0d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
15th March 1863 Portland Dorset England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
CLYDE 29th May 1863
Date/Place of Birth1821 Yarmouth Norfolk England
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
CUMMINGS Ann– wife absconded before embarkation of the Guard abroad the “Clyde”
Not yet known
Date/Place of Marriage1863 Dublin Ireland
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
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesNot yet known
Departure from Western
Date/Place of Death/BurialNot yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationDischarge due to having completed 21 years’ service
Half of John Bennett’s pension was paid to his wife in Dublin for an unknown period
There is an entry for John Bennett in the NAA Reel B 2714 Page 163 Item 3510 on the Change of Residence certificate which gives the details of his marriage