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BIRD – John 83rd Regiment

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Indian Mutiny Medal with Central India Clasp


83rd Regiment Dublin


NameBIRD – John
Regiment (s)83rd Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 2326
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
2nd July 1845 / 17 years 3 months / Birmingham Warwick England
Description – Height
5 Ft 6¾ in
Fair / Grey / Dark Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationEast Indies – 12 years 360 days
Length of Service18 years 360 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargeCorporal / 18th April 1865 / Aldershot England (possibly)
Campaign MedalsIndian Mutiny Medal with Central Indian Clasp
Intended Residence at
Craven Arms Brand Hill Ludlow Shropshire England
Pension Districts1865 – 1867 Worcester
1867 Tilbury Fort
1868 – 1869 Western Australia
Pension Paid1/0d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
12th October 1867 Portland England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
HOUGOUMONT 9th January 1868
Date/Place of Birthc1825 Lentwardine (Leintwardine) Ludlow Herefordshire England
Date/Place of Baptism17th July 1825 Leintwardine Herefordshire
Date/Place of Birth
BIRD James
Date/Place of Birth
SiblingsGeorge Bp 17th May 1828
William Bp 29th January 1832
Sarah Bp 30th November 1834
Emma Bp 12th August 1838
All Baptised at Leintwardine Herefordshire parents James and Sarah Bird
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
None – single
Date/Place of MarriageNot applicable
Land Grants Western AustraliaNone
Occupation after ArrivalNot yet known
Newspaper Articles
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial13th February 1869 Military Hospital Fremantle Western Australia / Buried Anglican section Skinner Street Cemetery, Fremantle WA
Will or ProbateNone
Further InformationBritish Army, Worldwide Index
1851 John Bird 2362(sic) location Karachi
1861 John Bird 2326 location Belgaum East Indies
Discharged from the army with conjunctivitis ‘never likely to be able to contribute towards earning a livelihood except in a very miner degree.’

Cause of death Asthma, broken up constitution
There is a note on his WO23 entry that after his death his effects were sent to his brothers and sisters.