CHILDERHOUSE / CHILDHOUSE – John / James 40th Regiment Depot

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40th Somersetshire Regiment

Candahar Ghuznee and Cabul Medal 1841-2 (2nd Afghan Campaign)

Bronze Star


Regiment (s)40th Regiment Depot
Regiment Number (s) 464
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
23rd March 1826 / 12 years / Colchester England
Description – Height
5 Ft 6 in
Fresh / Hazel / Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationLower and Upper Scinde – 3 years 11 months
East Indies – 6 years 11 months
Length of Service21 years 36 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargeColour Sergeant/ 26th April 1853 / Dublin Ireland
Campaign MedalsCandahar Ghuznee and Cabul Medal 1841-2 (2nd Afghan Campaign)
Bronze Star 1843 (possibly Maharazpore & Seinde 19 December 1843.)
Intended Residence at
South Devon Militia Plymouth
Pension Districts1853 2nd Plymouth
1855 South Devon Militia
1856 Limerick & Monaghan
1860 Monaghan
1861-1868 Western Australia
1869-1875 Melbourne Victoria
Pension Paid2/0d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
10th November 1860 Portland Dorset England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
PALMERSTON 11th February 1861
Date/Place of Birth1814 Bandon Cork Ireland
Date/Place of Baptism12th April 1814 Bandon Cork Ireland
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Date/Place of Birth
BURROWS Anne (Nany)
Not yet known
Not yet known
SiblingsJames Childerhouse B 1820 bap 15th September 1820 St Mary’s Limerick Ireland
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
FOLEY Catherine
1st July 1818 Norfolk England
Date/Place of Marriage1843 India
Children by 1st WifeAgnes B 1844 Meerut India
D unmarried 1868  Perth Western Australia
Anne B 1846 (deduced)
M FAY Patrick Henry 3rd March 1870  ( son of Pensioner Henry and Ann Fay who arrived on the “Robert Small”)
D 28th August 1924 Fremantle Western Australia
Fanny Jane bap 17th March 1849 St Paul’s Arran Quay Dublin Ireland
D Not yet known
Alice B Not yet known
M 1st SMITH John James 1870 Victoria
M 2nd  WILSON David 1880 Victoria
D Not yet known
Kate B 1853 (deduced)
M SCOTT Thomas Not yet known
D 15th September 1900 Richmond Victoria
Lucien Robert  B 1856 (deduced)
D 1921 Cheltenham Victoria (Lucerne on death entry)
Maria Jane B 1860 unknown location
D 5th April 1861 Western Australia aged 1 year
Maria Jane B 1862 unknown location
D 1864 Western Australia
Eva Teresa B 11th October 1864 Perth Western Australia
bap 20th October 1864 Perth Western Australia
M BECKMANN  John Henry 1890 Victoria Australia
D Not yet known
Victoria Ester/Hester B 1870 Richmond Victoria Australia
D 1876 Victoria Australia
NB Another 8 children as yet unknown
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
Letter carrier in Victoria
Newspaper ArticlesInquirer and Commercial News Wednesday 10th July 1861 – page 3
Perth Gazette and West Australian Times Friday 21st August 1868 – page 2
The Argus Monday 2nd July 1923 – page 7
Departure from Western
19th August 1868 with wife and 2 children per “King Oscar”  for Victoria
Date/Place of Death/Burial23rd June 1876  Richmond Victoria Australia
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
8th September 1923 Cheltenham Victoria
Cheltenham Pioneer Cemetery Victoria
Will or ProbateJohn Childerhouse died intestate and it was not until 1884 that Catherine was able to afford to apply for probate. John left real estate to the value of £250 and personal effects to the value of £20. Probate granted to Catherine 29th September 1884.
Further InformationThe family were living at Ophir Street Richmond at the time of John’s death. Catherine lists the 6 children still living.