DAY – John 31st Regiment

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31st Regiment Huntingdonshire Colours

Sutlej reverse Moodkee clasp Ferozeshuhu

Drowning of John Day 1852

NameDAY – John
Regiment (s)31st Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 1520
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
20th May 1840 / 23 years 4 months / Anrasgift Ireland
Description – Height
5 Ft 8in
Sallow / Grey / Brown / Wound
Overseas Service/DurationEast Indies – 6 years
Length of Service6 years 283 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 26th February 1847 / Not Stated
Campaign MedalsAfghanistan Medal with clasp for Moodkee and Ferozeshar
Intended Residence at
Clonmel Tipperary Ireland
Pension Districts1847 Clonmel
1849 Cardiff Wales
1850-1852 Western Australia
Pension Paid6d 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 Birthc1817 Clanulty near Cashel Tipperary 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
Not yet known
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children by 1st WifeEllen B c1850
M 1st DUNKLEY  Th0mas 1870 Perth Western Australia
M 2nd DENNIS Henry James 1875 Perth
D 1st April 1900 Leederville Western Australia
bur Roman Catholic 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
August 1850 assigned Location P16 at South Perth
December 1851 assigned and occupied Lot 5 at North Fremantle
Occupation after
1851 employed as Night Warder
Newspaper ArticlesPerth Gazette 14th June 1850 arrival of Scindian
Perth Gazette 24th September 1852 – report of John Day’s death by drowning
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial24th September 1852 Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationDrowned in sea off Fremantle