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COYLE – John Cape Mounted Rifles and 27th Regiment

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27th Regiment Inniskilling Crest
South Africa Medal 1833-34


NameCOYLE – John
Regiment (s)27th Regiment  Cape Mounted Rifles and 27th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 507/ 630 / 1167
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
4th June 1827 / 20 years / Strabane Donegal Ireland
Description – Height
5 Ft 11 in
Fresh / Brown / Grey / None
Overseas Service/DurationCape of Good Hope – 12 years 230 days
Length of Service20 years 355 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargeSergeant / 13th June 1848 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsSouth African Medal Kaffir Wars 1835-1847
Intended Residence at
Londonderry Ireland
Pension Districts1848 Londonderry Ireland
1848 London 2nd West
1849 Paisley
1850 Tilbury Fort
1850 Western Australia
1852 (June) South Australia
1852 Sydney NSW
1853 London 1st East
1853 Londonderry
1854 Paisley
1855 Londonderry
1859 London 2nd North
1859 Cape of Good Hope (Graham’s town)
1861 Londonderry
1866 Londonderry Died
Pension Paid1/10d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
4th March 1850 Portsmouth Hampshire England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
SCINDIAN 1st June 1850
Date/Place of Birthc1807 Raphoe Donegal 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
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children by 1st WifeMary B 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
Not applicable
Occupation after
Gatekeeper Convict Establishment from 26 June 1850 to 30 July 1850 – re-employed as Assistant Warder 1 November 1850 to 11 June 1851
Newspaper ArticlesPerth Gazette 14th June 1850 arrival of Scindian
The Perth Gazette and Independent journal of Politics and News 4th July 1851 page 2 Passenger list Lapwing
Departure from Western
2nd July 1851 left for South Australia per Lapwing with wife and 1 child
Date/Place of Death/Burial29th October 1866 at Londonderry Ireland
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide Index
1841 John Coyle 1167 Private 27th Foot location Cape of Good Hope
After the arrival of the Scindian at Fremantle Captain Henderson wrote a report listing the rank name, trade or calling, rate of pension, date of enlistment for 5 months service, marital status, and number of children for each pensioner. Sometimes the trade of calling differed from that recorded at the time of attestation.
Sergeant John Coyle, labourer, 1/10, 21st January, married, 1 child