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1921 Obit – A Crimean Nurse – Anne McQuatt – Fremantle Times 18 February 1921 page 2

EPF Disbanded 1887 EPG Gazette October 2011

Disbandment of EPG EPG_Gazette_2003_-_Vol_4-2__Apr

27th Regiment Inniskilling Crest
John Cadden Grave
Indian Mutiny Medal


Perth Colonial Hospital


NameCADDEN – John
Regiment (s)27th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 2049
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
30th October 1847 / 17 years 11 months / Enniskillen Fermanagh Ireland
Description – Height
5 Ft 8¾ in
Dark / Brown / Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationEast Indies – 9 years 364 days
Length of Service17 years 91 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargeSergeant / 16th February 1869 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsIndian Mutiny Medal
Intended Residence at
Paisley Scotland
Recruiting Sergeant living at 23 Hunter Street St. John Glasgow 1871
Pension Districts1869 Glasgow
1873 Greenwich
1874-1889 Western Australia
Pension Paid1/5d per diem
1887 Increased to 1/7½d per diem for Service Enrolled Force
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
1st November 1873 Gravesend England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
NAVAL BRIGADE 18th February 1874
Date/Place of BirthC1829 Derryvullan Lowtherstown Fermanagh 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
B 5th December 1829 Paisley Scotland
Baptised 1832 in Glasgow along with brother William
Date/Place of Marriage19th May 1851 Glasgow Lanarkshire Scotland
Wife’s SiblingsWilliam b 1832 Glasgow, Scotland
John b 1835 Glasgow, Scotland
Janet b 1838 Paisley, Scotland M HUGHES James in Paisley dies 1922 New Zealand. Names her 3rd child Annie Cadden Hughes
George b 1845 Paisley, Scotland dies 1913 New Zealand
Children by 1st WifeJames B 20th February 1850
Bap 7th July 1850 St John the Baptist Dunkeld Perthshire Scotland
James (adopted) c1864 India from 1871 Scottish census
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
B 1783 Bp 24th April 1783 Renfrew Renfrewshire Scotland
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
20th April1803 Perthshire, Scotland (dies 1891 Glasgow)
M 19th December 1831 Glasgow, Scotland
2nd Husband of Wife
Date/Place of Birth
EPG QUINN Alexander
1823 Armagh Ireland (WO97)
1st January 1827 Armagh (British Civil Service)
Date/Place of Marriage4th April 1890 St John’s Fremantle Western Australia
3rd Husband of Wife
Date/Place of Birth
ROSS Andrew  M 1894 Fremantle Western Australia
Children by 2nd & 3rd  HusbandNone
Land Grants Western
8th Jun 1881 assigned Cockburn Lake Coogee Lot P4 20 acres
31st January 1884 Title Application Title 5/367
16th June 1884 Title issued
(under the terms of employment for the men of the Naval Brigade they could apply for Fee Simple after 3 years not 7 years as for the other pensioners)
Occupation after
Orderly at Perth Hospital
Newspaper ArticlesThe Inquirer and commercial News Wednesday 6th April 1887 page 5 Disbandment of the Enrolled guard
The Inquirer and Commercial News Friday 31st May 1889 page 2 death notice John Cadden
Inquirer and Commercial News Friday 28th June 1889 page 5 Sale of house and land Hampton Road
The Daily News Monday 5th August 1889 page 3 Transfer of land
Inquirer and Commercial News Wednesday 9th April 1890 page 2 Marriage to Quinn
The Daily News 8th September 1890 page 3 Alexander Quinn charged with deserting his wife Annie
The Fremantle Times Friday 18th February 1921 page 2 -Lengthy and interesting Obituary for Annie Ross
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial27th May 1889 Colonial Hospital Perth Western Australia
Anglican Section East Perth Cemeteries Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Annie ROSS died 14th January 1921
Bur Fremantle Cemetery (Anglican)
Will or ProbateCons 3403 1889/932
Dated 20th March 1889 John Cadden appointed his wife Annie Cadden as executrix of his will. He bequeathed “… the whole of my property and effects of whatever kind so ever unconditionally to be whole and soley (sic) Her’s after my death to do what she likes with’. Witnesses W Glyn Watkins and John Kirk
Further Information9 November 1850 to 26 July 1851 Deserted, possibly in 1851 Scottish census as John Connelly with wife Ann and son James in the house of Janet McOwatt

1851 John Caden (sic) 2049 private 27th Foot location Belfast Ireland
1861 John Cadden 2049 Private 27th Foot location Morar East Indies
Discharge due to chronic rheumatism – nearly a cripple
November 1880 John Cadden was on the nominal list for the Enrolled Guard at the time he was living in the No 1 barracks Fremantle with his wife.
He bought some of the excess furniture sold at the barracks to the value of £1/4/3 and £5/8/6
1st March -30th June 1881 he was employed at the magazine.
The marriage of Annie to Alexander Quinn was not a happy one and Annie charged him with desertion in September 1890, after his death in 1894 she married Andrew Ross. This marriage was also unhappy and resulted in separation after much domestic violence.The Fremantle Times wrote an in depth obituary for Annie (see attachment on this page) however the claim she was a nurse during the Crimean Campaign seems far-fetched seeing the 27th regiment was not involved as they were in South Africa.