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BENTLEY / BENTLY – John 28th Regiment

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28th Regiment North Gloucestershire Colour
Died 1871 at Pensioner Barracks
Turkish Crimea Medal
Crimean War Medal with Sebastopol Inkerman & Alma Clasps


NameBENTLEY – John
Regiment (s)28th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 2187
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
29th December 1843 / 18 years / Tullamore Kings County Ireland
Description – Height
5 Ft 7 in
Fair / Blue / Light / Ulcer on left leg
Overseas Service/DurationEast Indies  – 3 years 98 days
Malta – 42 days
Turkey and Crimea – 1 year 14 days
Length of Service17 years 138 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 24th April 1861 / Fermoy Ireland
Campaign MedalsCrimean Medal with Alma Inkerman and Sebastopol clasps
Turkish Crimean Medal
Intended Residence at
Stratford  Essex  England
Pension Districts1861 1st Manchester
1862 Tilbury
1862-1871 Western Australia
Pension Paid8d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
8th October 1862 Portland England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
YORK  31st December 1862
Date/Place of Birth1825 Lynally Tullamore  Kings County 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
BRYANT Anna Louise Maria
1837 Ireland
Date/Place of Marriage1861  Not yet known
Children by 1st WifeMary Ellen  B  2nd June 1863  Fremantle Western Australia
M  BATT  David 1877 Perth Western Australia
D  1st September 1944 Tambellup Western Australia
William B 1865 Western Australia
bap 12th February 1866 Fremantle Western Australia
bur 15th February 1866  (3 months) Church of England Section East Perth Cemeteries Western Australia
John   bap 5th May 1867 (mother Maria) Western Australia
Anne Eliza   B 12th September 1869  Fremantle Western Australia
D  4th September 1956  South Perth Western Australia
bur Anglican Section Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
2nd Husband of WifeBATT  Joseph
Date/Place of Marriage1872 Fremantle Western Australia
Children by 2nd HusbandNot yet known
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesPerth Gazette and West Australian Times Friday 19th January 1872 – page 3 – Anna gave evidence re Joseph BATT supplying alcohol unlawfully at Serpentine
The Australian Perth – Saturday 2nd September 1922 – page 1 – death of Anna BATT
West Australian 2nd September 1944 – page 1 – death of Mary Ellen BATT
Departure from Western
Not Applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial5th March 1871  Pensioner Barracks Perth Western Australia
Church of England Section East Perth Cemeteries Perth Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
31st August 1922 Perth Western Australia
Anglican Section Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
Will or ProbateNone known
Further Information1851 British Army Worldwide Index – shows John with 28th at Manchester England
1861 British Army Worldwide Index – shows John with 28th at Fermoy Ireland
Discharge due to ‘Ulcus cruris (chronic) the result partly of Military Service and of constitutional infirmity. Suffers from a chronic ulcer of left leg. The veins are varicose. He stated that he received a blow on the same leg from a hand spike on the Crimea while on duty in a Battery. Is unfit for further Military service.’
1851 Census: (HO 107/2224) Salford Manchester
Public institution Barracks – John Bentley, U, Soldier, 25, Private 25th, born Kings, Tullamore
1861 Census (RG 9/435/91/39 Barracks Farnborough Hampshire, England (John is with the 29th regiment)
John a Soldier (private) age 34, a married man born Ireland
Ann, his wife age 19 born Ireland
John, his son, age 6 months, born Aldershot Hampshire England