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BRADLEY – John Alexander 97th and 99th Regiment

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97th Regiment Ulster
99th Regiment Lanarkshire


Crimean War Medal with Sebastopol Clasp
Turkish Crimea Medal


NameBRADLEY – John Alexander
Regiment (s)97th and 99th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 2124 / 356
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
Attested (enlisted) on two separate occasions:
1) 97th Regiment 2nd January 1843 / 18 years / Carlow Ireland Servant (WO97 not available)
2) 99th Regiment 19th December 1856 / 31 years 6 months / Liverpool Lancashire England
Description – Height
5 Ft 7¼ in
Fresh / Brown / Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationIonian Islands – 2 years 2 months
Malta – 1 year 7 months
North America – 4 years 8 months
Crimea – time not stated (1854-55)
Length of Service22 years 29 days
Rank/Date/Place of Discharge1) Private / 3rd December 1856 / Portsea (discharge from 97th Regiment)
2) Sergeant / 18th July 1865 / Cork (discharge from 99th Regiment)
Campaign MedalsCrimea War Medal with clasp for Sebastopol
Turkish Crimea Medal
Intended Residence at
Liverpool Lancashire England
Pension Districts1865 1st Liverpool
1865 1st Cork
1866 Tilbury
1866 – 68 Western Australia (no pension records)
October 1868 –June 1887 Melbourne Victoria
Pension Paid1/4½d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
16th October 1866 Portsmouth Hampshire England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
CORONA 22nd December 1866
Date/Place of Birthc1825 Leighlinbridge Carlow Ireland
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Date/Place of Birth
BRADLEY Alexander
Not yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Unknown Margaret
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
B 1838 Bp 18th March 1839 St. Peter and St. Paul’s Cork, Ireland
Date/Place of Marriage22nd July 1865 Cork Ireland
Children by 1st WifeNone known
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Land Grants Western
Occupation after
Miner in Victoria
Newspaper ArticlesPerth Gazette 21 August 1868 – page 2
Geelong Advertiser Monday 11th July 1887 page 3 Death of John
Departure from Western
19th August 1868 departed Fremantle per King Oscar for Melbourne Victoria Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial8th July 1887 Lauriston, Kyneton, Victoria
Date/Place of Death/Burial
1872 Melbourne Victoria
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationDischarge papers (WO97) from 97th Regiment are not able to be found
British Army Worldwide Index
1851 John A Bradley 2124 Private 97th Foot location New Brunswick
1861 John Alexr Bradley 356 Corporal location Cork
Discharge at own request having completed 21 years’ service
Sergeant Bradley was appointed Acting Sergeant Major for the voyage of the Corona.
John Bradley died during a fire at his home at Lauriston near Kyneton on 8th July 1887. A Magisterial Inquiry found the death was accidental. The inquiry noted he was a widower his wife having died some years previously. It also lists among his effects were several musical instruments as apparently he was a good musician.
The name of John’s father differs on documents, Alexander on his marriage and Albert on his pension transfer document.