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39th Regiment

Turkish Crimea Medal


Crimean War Medal

Bronze Star for Battle of Maharajpoor 1843

Land Application  Cockburn Sound Willagee Swamp lot 175


Regiment (s)39th Regiment
Lancashire Militia from 17  November 1865
Regiment Number (s) 473
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
Enlisted 22 October 1842 age 14 years 2 months as per British Civil Service Evidence Of Age
3rd December 1860 /  32 years 4 months / St. George’s Bermuda (WO97-1512-13)
Description – Height
5 Ft 10.1/8 in
Sallow / Brown / Dark Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationEast Indies – 4 years 106 days – 26 October 1842 to 6 February 1847
Gibraltar – 234 days – 19 April 1854 to 8 December 1854
Crimea – 1 year 144 days – 9 December 1854 to 30 April 1856
Canada – 3 years 155 days – 1 May 1856 to 2 October 1859
Bermuda – 123 days – 3 October 1859 to 2 February 1860
Bermuda – 3 years 251 days – 3 December 1860 to 10 August 1864
Length of Service21 years 316 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargeSergeant / 28th July 1868 / Kinsale Ireland
Campaign MedalsCrimean War Medal
Turkish Crimean Medal
Bronze Star
Four Good Conduct Medals
Intended Residence at
Lancaster England
Pension Districts1868 Preston
1868 Birmingham
1869 Chatham
1869 Birmingham
Pension Paid1868 Increased to 1/8d per diem to be applied from admission to pension
1881 Increased to 2/0d per diem for service in Enrolled Force
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
6th October 1870 London England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
STRATHMORE 29th January 1871
Date/Place of Birthc1828 Tilbury Fort Essex England
Date/Place of Baptism21 Sep 1828 St James West Tilbury
Date/Place of Birth
Occupation Soldier / Drummer
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
MOORE Mary Anne
C 1837
Date/Place of MarriageJune 11 1857  Anglican Garrison Church, Montreal, Québec, Canada
Children by 1st WifeRichard Frederick born 1862, Bermuda (deduced)
bap 1872 St. Patrick’s Church Fremantle Western Australia
M OATEN Elizabeth Ann 1883 Fremantle Western Australia – daughter of OATEN Samuel – 13th Regiment arrived “Naval Brigade” 1874
D 19 May 1932 Fremantle Western Australia
Robert John Birth registered1864 December Quarter in Farnham, Surrey, England
M HOWSON Rachel 1888 Fremantle, Western Australia
D 3rd May 1946 Perth Western Australia
bur Roman Catholic Section Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
George Thomas Birth registered 1870 March Quarter in Aston, Birmingham, England
(Fremantle Blacksmith)
D 24th May 1939 Claremont Western Australia
bur Roman Catholic Section Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
Peter B 30 December 1872 Fremantle Western Australia
bap 28 January 1873 St. Patrick’s Church Fremantle Western Australia
D 1874 Western Australia buried Skinner St Cemetery
Martha Louisa aka Lucy B 13th October 1874 Fremantle Western Australia
bap 23rd October 1874 St. Patrick’s Church Fremantle Western Australia
James Fintan B 17th February 1877 Fremantle Western Australia
bap 4th March 1877 St. Patrick’s Church Fremantle Western Australia
M HOPKINS Ida Blanche 1905 Fremantle Western Australia
D Jan 12 1961 Claremont, Western Australia
Buried Fremantle Cemetery
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
Cockburn Sound Willagee Swamp Lot 175
20 acres
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesPerth Gazette 3rd February 1871 – Shipping Intelligence
The Inquirer and Commercial News Wed 5 Aug 1891 page 5 Funeral Notices for Frederick Beswick
Daily News, Tuesday 10 April 1894, page 2 Richard Frederick Beswick Deposition
Departure from Western
Not Applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial5th August 1891 Fremantle Western Australia
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
1st Wife
1879 Western Australia age 42
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army, Worldwide Index 1851, Service number 1783, Rank Drummer & Fifer, Location Newry, Ireland

British Army, Worldwide Index 1861, Service number 473, Rank Private, Regiment 39th Foot (Dorsetshire), Regiment stationed at Bermuda

Shipping Intelligence newspaper 3rd February 1871 states “Man wife and family (3)” arrived.