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FISHER – John 74th Regiment

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74th Regiment Highlanders
South Africa Medal
Indian Mutiny Medal
NameFISHER – John
Regiment (s)74th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 1599
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
7th January 1839 / 20 years / Glasgow Lanarkshire Scotland
Description – Height
5 Ft 6 in
Fair / Grey / Fair / None
Comb Maker
Overseas Service/DurationNorth America – 3 years 9 months
Cape of Good Hope – 2 years 8 months
East Indies – 5 years 9 months
Length of Service21 years 26 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 19th June 1860 / Aberdeen Scotland
Campaign Medals3rd Kaffir War Medal 1850-1853
Indian Mutiny Medal 1857-1859
Intended Residence at
Glasgow Scotland
Pension Districts1860 – 2nd Glasgow
1864 – Tilbury
1864-1880 Western Australia
Pension Paid11d per diem
1878 Increased to 1/4½d per diem for service to Enrolled Force
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
1st July 1864 Portland Dorset England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
MERCHANTMAN 12th September 1864
Date/Place of Birth1819 Glasgow Lanarkshire Scotland
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
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not applicable
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not applicable
Land Grants Western
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesInquirer & Commercial News (WA) 12th May 1880 – page 3 (Inquest)
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial4th May 1880 Fremantle Western Australia
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not applicable
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide index
1841 John Fisher 1599 74th foot Depot, for service companies location Waterford
1851 John Fisher 1599 Private 74th Foot location Fermoy Cork and at sea.
Discharge: Completion of 21 years service.
John Fisher was a single man on the voyage of the Merchantman, conduct rated ‘very good.’
Claimed a share of prize money for the capture of Nargoond (1st June 1858)