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FENTON – Joseph 28th Regiment

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28th Regiment North Gloucestershire Colour
NameFENTON – Joseph
Regiment (s)28th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 316
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
23rd May 1821 / 13 years / Dublin Ireland
Description – Height
5 Ft 6 in
Fresh / Grey / Red / None
Overseas Service/DurationCorfu –  8 years
New South Wales – 6 years 5 months
India  – 3 years 2 months
Length of Service19 years 356 days (plus 5 years under 18) = total 24 years 4 months and 7 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 14th July 1846 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsNil
Intended Residence at
Deptford Kent England
Pension Districts1846 Woolwich
1847 Deptford
1853-1860 Western Australia
1861 2nd Plymouth
1861 Deptford
1861 West London
1861 2nd London
1862 North London
1862 Portsmouth
1862 2nd North London
1864 Liverpool
Pension Paid1/0d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
June 2 1853 Kingstown, Dublin, Ireland
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
PHOEBE DUNBAR 30th August 1853
Date/Place of Birthc1807 St Paul’s Dublin 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
Did not marry
Date/Place of MarriageNot applicable
Children by 1st WifeNot applicable
Land Grants Western
Not applicable
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesNot yet known
Departure from Western
Pension paid in Western Australia until September 1860 left after this date and pension resumed in Plymouth in 1861 unknown ship to England
Date/Place of Death/Burial15th January 1868 Attic Ward Liverpool Workhouse Liverpool England
17th January 1868 Toxteth Park Cemetery Liverpool Lancashire England
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not applicable
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army, Worldwide Index:
1841 Joseph Fenton 316 28th location Sydney NSW
Discharge: Due to weakness in the body and shortness of breath when playing his instrument the French horn.(Employed in the band)
24th September 1861 he was refused a pension increase.
1851 Census HO 107/1585/138/40 Old King Street Deptford.
Joseph Fenton age 42 born Ireland unmarried was living with a fellow Chelsea pensioner William Warren and his family
1861 Census RG 9/1441/88/38 Joseph Fenton age 54 single pensioner born Ireland is living at the Terminus Inn, Millbay Road St. Andrew Plymouth Devon.