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NameBESWICK / BESTWICK / BESTNICK – Frederick
Regiment (s)39th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 473
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
3rd December 1860 /  32 years 4 months / St. George’s Bermuda
Labourer
Description – Height
Complexion/Eyes/Hair/Scars
5 Ft 10.1/8 in
Sallow / Brown / Dark Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationEast Indies – 4 years 106 days
Gibraltar – 234 days
Crimea – 1 year 144 days
Canada – 3 years 155 days
Bermuda – 123 days
Bermuda – 3 years 251 days
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
Intended Residence at
Discharge
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 BaptismNot yet known
Father
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Mother
Date/Place of Birth
Marriage
Not yet known
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
MOORE Mary Anne
Not yet known
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children by 1st WifeRobert John B 1865 Not yet known
D 3rd May 1946 Perth Western Australia
bur Roman Catholic Section Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
George Thomas B 1870 Not yet known
D 24th May 1939 Claremont Western Australia
bur Roman Catholic Section Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
Frederick Richard bap 1872 St. Patrick’s Church Fremantle Western Australia
Peter B 1873 Fremantle Western Australia
D 1874 Western Australia
Martha Louisa or Lucy B 13th October 1874 Fremantle Western Australia
bap 23rd October 1874 St. Patrick’s Church Fremantle Western Australia
Frederick  Fintan or James B 1877 Fremantle Western Australia
Joseph Fintan B 17th February 1877 Fremantle Western Australia
bap 4th March 1877 St. Patrick’s Church Fremantle Western Australia
D 1879 Fremantle Western Australia
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Marriage
Not yet known
2nd WifeOATEN Elizabeth Ann
c1864 Somerset England
Date/Place of Marriage1883 Fremantle Western Australia
Children by 2nd WifeNot yet known
Father of 2nd wife
Date/Place of Birth
OATEN Samuel – 13th Regiment arrived “Naval Brigade” 1874
c1829 Pitminster Somerset England
Mother of 2nd wife
Date/Place of Birth
Marriage
McGIBBON Eliza or Elizabeth
c1827 Not yet known
1860 Taunton Somerset England
Land Grants Western
Australia
Cockburn Sound Willagee Swamp Lot 175
20 acres
Occupation after
Arrival
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesPerth Gazette 3rd February 1871 – Shipping Intelligence
Departure from Western
Australia
Not Applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial5h August 1891 Fremantle Western Australia
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
1st Wife
1879 Western Australia
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
2nd Wife
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationWO97 document confusing as attestation date and years of service don’t agree.  Suggest service in another regiment served prior to being in 39th Regiment.   Page 2 of WO97 shows service being added to previous service.  Further research required.

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