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DARLEY – John HEIC 1st Brigade Horse Artillery

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Honourable East India Company – Painting of Battle of Ferozeshah 1845
Obituary Inquirer and Commercial News 30 September 1885


NameDARLEY – John
Regiment (s)Honourable East India Company 1st Brigade Horse Artillery
Regiment Number (s)  293
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
9th January 1840 /20 years / London England
Description – Height
5 Ft 8 in
Fair / Blue / Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationHEIC
Length of Service15 years 8 months
To India 9th May 1840 per Malcolm
Returned to UK 7 June 1856 (no ship given)
Rank/Date/Place of DischargeGunner / 17th June 1856 / Tower Hill London England
Campaign MedalsNot yet known
Intended Residence at
Tower Hill London
Pension Districts1856 1st East London
1856 Coventry
1857 Birmingham
1858 2nd Plymouth
1863 Tilbury
1863-1885 Western Australia
Pension Paid1/0d per diem or 9d (depending on record) 9d on discharge and that is commiserate with the length of service
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
15th March 1863 Portland Dorset England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
CLYDE 29th May 1863
Date/Place of Birthc 1820 Stoke Warwickshire England
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
SOWDEN Harriet North
1835 Dorchester England
Date/Place of MarriageJanuary 1860 Tavistock England
Children by 1st WifeCharles B 1860 Devon England
Bp 1st June 1860 Princeton Devon England
M PAYNE Emma Christina 23rd December 1886 Perth Western Australia
D 18th September 1927 South Perth Western Australia
bur Anglican Section Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
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
15th May 1881 granted Title to Perth Lot 121Y
0.3.0 roods Title 5/1112
Application to purchase Perth lot N 11 22 August 1867 for £6
Occupation after
28th May 1881 employed as a guard at the Exhibition in Perth
16 May 1882 J. Darley was employed at the Magazine doing repairs
Newspaper ArticlesThe Inquirer Wednesday 30th September 1885 – page 3
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial26th September 1885 Colonial Hospital Perth Western Australia
Church of England Section East Perth Cemeteries Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
16th July 1885 Perth Western Australia
Church of England Section East Perth Cemeteries Western Australia
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationDischarge due to chronic hepatitis and varicose veins and a broken down constitution.
In the 1861 Census Charles Daeley (sic) age 40, a married man, occupation Guard Convict service born Warwickshire Coventry is living at 2 Bridges Road (Princetown) Lidford with his wife Harriet N age 28 born Dorchester Devon and his son Charles age 11 months born Devon Princetown8th May 1876 John Darley applied for the grant of £15 to enable him to finish his house.20th May 1879 The Superintendent of Police advised that Pensioner John Darley was discharged from Gordon Bridge Station on 16th April 1879 – SROWA Cons 430 27/815

In 1881 he applied to transfer ownership of his grant to his son to avoid payment of a judgement debt.
In 1916 a Charles and Emma Darley were residing at Darley Street South Perth