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CASHMAN – John 25th and 74th Regiment

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25th Regiment King’s Own Scottish Borderers
74th Regiment Highlanders
Indian Mutiny Medal


NameCASHMAN – John
Regiment (s)25th and 74th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 1416 / 3738
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
14th November 1839 / 19 years 7 months / London Middlesex England
Description – Height
5 Ft 9 in
Sallow / Blue / Dark Brown /Marks from leech bites all over his abdomen and right side
Overseas Service/DurationCape of Good Hope – 2 years 9 months
East Indies – 18 years
Length of Service21 years 228 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 23rd July 1861 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsIndian Mutiny Medal 1857-1859 Storming and Capture of Shorapore 8 February 1858
Intended Residence at
London England
Pension Districts1861 Chatham
1862 East London
1865 Tilbury
1865-1866 Western Australia
1866-1872 1st East London
Pension Paid10d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
26th May 1865 Portland England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
RACEHORSE 10th August 1865
Date/Place of Birth1820 St. Mary’s Cork Cork Ireland
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Date/Place of Birth
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
Not yet known
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children by 1st WifeNone
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Land Grants Western
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesNot yet known
Departure from Western
1866 returned to England
Date/Place of Death/BurialNot yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide Index
1841 John Cashman 1416 25th Foot location Cape Town
1851 John Cashman 1416 25th Foot location Bangalore India
1861 John Cashman 2738 (sic) 74th Highlanders location Aberdeen
Discharge: Due to chronic rheumatism and worn out
He was entitled to prize money for the siege and capture of Shorapore (possibly Saugor).Mentioned in Surgeon’s Log Saturday 1st July 1865 having been reported by the Sergeant Major for negligently performing his duty as sentry. His grog ration was stopped and was to remain on Poop for 7 days.
John Cashman left Western Australia in 1866 as his pension was paid at 1st London East from 1st October 1866 until 1872 after which he did not apply.