CALVERT – John 83rd Regiment

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NameCALVERT – John
Regiment (s)83rd Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 2022
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
2nd September 1842 / 18 years 5 months / Armagh Ireland
Cambric Weaver
Description – Height
Complexion/Eyes/Hair/Scars
5 Ft 7 in
Fresh / Hazel / Dark Brown / Burn in side
Overseas Service/DurationEast Indies – 11 years 1 month
Length of Service21 years 32 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 9th December 1863 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsIndian Mutiny Medal with Clasp for Central India
Intended Residence at
Discharge
Lurgan Armagh Ireland
Pension Districts1864 2nd Belfast
Pension Paid10d per diem
1887 increased to 1/3½d per diem for service in Enrolled Force
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 BirthApril 1824 Tullylish Lurgan Armagh Ireland
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
GALLAGHER Maria nee TAYLOR
Not yet known
Date/Place of Marriage16th September 1874 Fremantle Western Australia
Children by 1st WifeJohn Joseph B 1875 Fremantle Western Australia
D 1906 Fremantle Western Australia
Mary Ann B 1876 Fremantle Western Australia
M MULLINS Patrick Joseph 1899 Fremantle Western Australia
D 1933 Swan District Western Australia
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
TAYLOR Joseph – 2nd Dragoon Guards
arrived “LORD RAGLAN” 1858
B 1810 Not yet known
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Marriage
Not yet known
1st Husband of WifeGALLAGHER Peter – 3rd Regiment
arr “EDWIN FOX” 1858
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children by 1st HusbandNot yet known
Land Grants Western
Australia
26th November 1883 granted North Fremantle Lot P 60
1.2.26 acres
Occupation after
Arrival
March – September 1881 received payment for handling and storing explosives at the Fremantle magazine:
25th May 1888 when Enrolled Force disbanded, applied for post of orderly at Fremantle Hospital
Newspaper ArticlesThe Inquirer and Commercial News (Perth)
Friday 2nd November 1888 – page 5
The Inquirer and Commercial News (Perth) Wednesday 6 April 1887 – page 5
Departure from Western
Australia
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial1st November 1888 Colonial Hospital Perth Western Australia
Roman Catholic Section East Perth Cemeteries Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Wife
1908 Fremantle Western Australia
Roman Catholic Section East Perth Cemeteries Western Australia
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationMarch – April 1881 purchased Barrack bedding and furniture at Fremantle
Maria Calvert’s (nee TAYLOR) first marriage occurred 1st January 1859 to Private Peter Gallagher 3rd Regiment (in EPF)
Maria Calvert listed as living in South Fremantle, Fremantle Electorate, on the 1903 WA Electoral Roll
John Calvert was a member of the Enrolled Force at its disbandment after many years of service (including 21 years at Fremantle)