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EPF Disbanded 1887 EPG Gazette October 2011

Disbandment of EPG EPG_Gazette_2003_-_Vol_4-2__Apr

83rd Regiment Dublin
Indian Mutiny Medal with Central India Clasp
Died Perth Colonial Hospital
Death Notice


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
5 Ft 7 in
Fresh / Hazel / Dark Brown / Burn on side
Overseas Service/DurationEast Indies – 11 years 1 month
Length of Service21 years 32 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 13th November 1863 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsIndian Mutiny Medal with Clasp for Central India
Intended Residence at
Lurgan Armagh Ireland
Pension Districts1864 2nd Belfast
1866 Tilbury
1866 – 1888 Western Australia
Pension Paid10d per diem
1887 increased to 1/3½d per diem later amended to 1/4 for service in Enrolled Force page 4 WO97
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
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
Not yet known
Date/Place of Marriage16th September 1874 Fremantle Western Australia
Children by 1st WifeJohn Joseph B 1875 Fremantle Western Australia
D 19th May 1906 North Fremantle Western Australia
Bur Fremantle Cemetery
Mary Ann B 1876 Fremantle Western Australia
M MULLINS Patrick Joseph 1899 Fremantle 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
FOX Mary
1st Husband of WifeGALLAGHER Peter – 3rd Regiment
arrived “EDWIN FOX” 1858
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children by 1st HusbandNot yet known
Land Grants Western
North Fremantle Lot P 60 of 1.2.26 1 acre 2 roods 26 perches
Assigned 27th September 1883 Perth Road (Stirling Highway) North Fremantle
Title granted 26th November 1883
Occupation after
John Calvert was a member of the Enrolled Guard from 6th December 1880 until it was disbanded 31st March 1887 at a rate of three shilling and six pence per day.11th October 1886 promoted to Corporal.
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 Death Notice John Calvert
The Inquirer and Commercial News (Perth) Wednesday 6 April 1887 – page 5 Disbandment Enrolled Guard
The West Australian Saturday 22 August 1908 page 12 Death Notice Maria Calvert
Departure from Western
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
19th August 1908 North Fremantle Western Australia
Roman Catholic Section East Perth Cemeteries Western Australia Buried Fremantle Cemetery see Funeral Notice
Will or ProbateSROWA Cons 3458/1908/152 and Cons 3458/1908/153
On 1 November 1878 Joseph Taylor made a will bequeathing to his ‘beloved daughter Mary Calvert wife of John Calvert’ his cottage and grant P No 17 situated Swan Street North Fremantle with all buildings thereon, furniture and everything I possess. He named Major Finnerty as the trustee but did not name an executor. (This address appears to be where Mary was living when she died.)
It was not until after the death of Maria Calvert on 19 August 1908 that Mary Ann Mullins only living child of Maria Calvert, wife of Patrick Mullins applied for letters of administration for both Joseph Taylor and Maria Calvert.
The value of the estate was £450.
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide Index
1851 John Calvert 2022 Private 83rd Foot Karachi
1861 John Calvert 2022 Private 83rd Foot Chatham
Discharge: At own request “Free” with pension after 21 years’ service.
March – 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)