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CARROLL – John 57th and 25th Regiment

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25th Regiment King’s Own Scottish Borderers
57th Regiment West Middlesex Badge

Our only Aussie born Enrolled Pensioner Guard – John Carroll


NameCARROLL – John
Regiment (s)57th and 25th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 2239
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
27th April 1840 / 14 years / Rochester Kent England
Not yet known
Description – Height
5 Ft 7 in
Fair / Brown / Dark Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationIndia – 11 years 4 months
Gibraltar – 1 year 4 months
Malta – 2 years
Quebec Canada – 10 months
Length of Service21 years 69 days
Rank/Date/Place of
Private / 4th July 1865 / Preston Lancashire England
Campaign Medals None
Intended Residence at
Manchester England
Pension Districts1865 1st Manchester
1867 Tilbury Fort
1868 Western Australia
Pension Paid9d 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 Birthc1826 Sydney New South Wales Australia
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 MarriageNot yet known
Land Grants Western
Occupation after
Drover for Lockier Burges 1872
Newspaper ArticlesThe West Australian Times Tuesday 4 April 1876 page 2 death
Perth Gazette and WA Times 31 May 1872 page 3 Witness at trial of Lockier Burges
Departure from
Western Australia
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial1st April 1876 Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial –
 Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone
Further Information1841 Worldwide Army Index – Gibraltar
1851 Worldwide Army Index – Bangalore India
1861 Worldwide Army Index – Gibraltar
Discharge: ‘granted “Free” with pension after 21 years service.’
The regiments serving in New South Wales in 1826 when John was born were the 3rd, 40th and 57th.
John Carroll a pensioner of the Enrolled Force at Fremantle was working for Lockier Burges at Nichol Bay in 1872 and gave evidence at Burges’s trial. The shipping list for the ship Liberty sailed from Fremantle on 29th September 1868 listed passengers Mr & Mrs Carroll and Mary Carroll. On 18th August 1871 Mrs Carroll and Mary Carroll returned to Fremantle from Pt. Walcott on the Mary.