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CURTIN / CURTAIN / CURTEN – John 18th Regiment

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18th Regiment Royal Irish Cap Badge
Crimean War Medal reverse-obverse
Turkish Crimea Medal
Regiment (s)18th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 2861
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
6th October 1851 / 20 years / Cork Ireland
Description – Height
5 Ft 6 in
Fresh / Grey / Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationIndia –  8 Months
Crimea – 1 years 4 months
Length of Service4 years 312 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 12th August 1856 / Chatham England
Campaign MedalsCrimea
Crimea Turkish
Intended Residence at
Not Yet Known
Pension Districts1856 Fermoy
1859 Clonmel
1859 Cork
1862 Tilbury
1862-1864 Western Australia
Pension Paid8d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
8th October 1862  Portland England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
YORK  31st December 1862
Date/Place of Birth1831  Fermoy Cork 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
NEIL or O’NEILL  Caroline / Catherine
Not yet known
Date/Place of Marriage16th February 1858  Mitchelstown Cork Ireland
Children by 1st WifeJohn bap 18th December 1858 Mitchelstown Cork Ireland
Christopher York  CURTEN (sic)  B 24th December 1862 at sea on the Convict Ship “York”.
D 1863  Western Australia
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
2nd Husband of WifeSALT  Edwin Thomas
Date/Place of Marriage1866 Perth  Western Australia
Children by 2nd HusbandErnest Albert B 2 April 1867 Perth Western Australia
D 1867 Western Australia
Ernest B 1869
Agnes Mary B 18 March 1870 Perth Western Australia
D 3rd June 1924 Fremantle Western Australia
Bur Fremantle cemetery
Edwin Thomas B 28 April 1872 Perth Western Australia
D 1872 Western Australia
Walter B 18 March 1873 Perth Western Australia
D 1949 Port Hedland Western Australia
Catherine Mary B 11 May 1875 Perth Western Australia
Land Grants Western
Not applicable
Occupation after
Assistant Warder Convict Establishment  25th July – 1st Aug 1863
Newspaper ArticlesThe West Australian Wednesday 4th June 1924 page 1 Death of Agnes Johnson
Departure from Western
Not Applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial14th September 1864 Western Australia (CURTAIN)
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
1875 Western Australia
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationDischarge: Gunshot wound. Ball passed through left foot at the attack on the Redan 18 June 1855, caused by Military services
Truth newspaper Saturday 15 June 1907 page 3 has an amusing account of the life of Edwin Salt and his second wife Annie Francis Edwards under the heading ‘Two old Salts’. It mentions he is living with his daughter from a previous marriage a Mrs George Johnson.